When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the pathway 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 circulating air throughout your home, they are also capturing 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 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 several factors the team at Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Columbus. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any current home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to accumulate 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 noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and assist you through the work to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning takes into account 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 drifting around in Columbus or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 614-451-0846.

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