Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 supplying air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Columbus. Everyday life generates 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 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 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 recommendations about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen 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 Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the process to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.
Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.
If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies floating around in Columbus or you’ve detected any of the forewarning 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.