When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the pathway 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 taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric contemplates when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Orrville. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any new 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 aggravate 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 recommendations about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the process 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 cleans every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Orrville or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 330-821-8432 or you can set up an appointment with us online.