When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your 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 within 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 breathing. 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 many factors the team at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Moline. Everyday life produces 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 experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to fester inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you suspect 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 assist you through the procedure 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 remembers every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to work 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 affected by the allergies drifting around in Moline or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 309-323-9584.

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