When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air within your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Wyandotte. 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 suffering from allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually 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 arrange a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist 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 professional duct cleaning takes into account 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 waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Wyandotte or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 734-363-8907.