Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be equated 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 pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. This is why pro 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 Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Rockford. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any new home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is experiencing 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 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 think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist you through the work to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.
Although the name infers 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 work as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.
If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Rockford or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at (815)914-6197.