Your home’s ducts are the pathway 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 distributing air throughout 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 professional 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 environment. There are many factors the team at Stanford Heating & Cooling takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Bloomfield. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any recent home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is experiencing 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 opportunities for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work.
The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Stanford Heating & Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the work 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 qualified duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system.
If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Bloomfield or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Stanford Heating & Cooling is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 812-825-8695.