When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your 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 supplying air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 conditions. There are many factors the team at Knoechel Heating Company takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Zelienople. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind 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 typically 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 suggestions about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Knoechel Heating Company would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist you through the work to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning. Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies floating around in Zelienople or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Knoechel Heating Company is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 724-452-6280 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.