Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air within your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re breathing. This is why professional duct cleaning is so important. So how do you know when you should have your ducts cleaned?
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Troy. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any current home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is dealing with allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate 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 recommendations about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The experts at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the process to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.
Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning takes into account every piece of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.
If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Troy or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 937-558-9478.