When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your 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 distributing air around your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 environment. There are a number of factors the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc takes into account when figuring out 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 suffering from allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually 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 suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the process to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning. Although the name suggests 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 pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Plainfield 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 815-768-6656 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.