When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Moline. 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances 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 noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The professionals at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the process to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning. Although the name infers 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 over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor 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 affected by the allergies floating around in Moline or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 309-762-3641 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.