When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. This is why expert duct cleaning is so important. So how do you know when you should have your ducts cleaned?

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are many factors the team at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Branchville. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any new home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the process to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Branchville or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 862-345-6896.