When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air around 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 expert 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 several factors the team at Appalachian Heating takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Mount Hope. 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 aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to fester 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 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 evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Appalachian Heating would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the procedure to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning cleans every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to work 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 experiencing the allergies floating around in Mount Hope or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Appalachian Heating is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 304-707-0600.