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 supplying air within your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will travel 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Knoechel Heating Company considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances 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 schedule a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have seen 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 experts at Knoechel Heating Company would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help 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 professional duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace 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 detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Knoechel Heating Company is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 724-425-5852.