When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 within your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are many factors the team at Central Air LLC takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Brookfield. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 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 arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Central Air LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the procedure 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 cleans every component of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Brookfield or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Central Air LLC is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 203-357-5913.