When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are a number of factors the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Plainfield. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any current home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen 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 propsals about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The professionals at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the procedure to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies floating around in Plainfield or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 815-410-1231.

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