When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air within your home, they are also capturing 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 pro 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 circumstances. There are several factors the team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Genoa. Everyday life generates 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 dealing with allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to fester 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 seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist you through the procedure to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Genoa or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 847-306-8990.

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