When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Thedford. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any current 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 aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you suspect 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 evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help 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 takes into account every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies floating around in Thedford or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 519-296-4437.