When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air within your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Racine. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any current home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is dealing with allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to build up 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 believe or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the procedure to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning remembers every component 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 waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies floating around in Racine or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 262-358-9468.