When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air within your home, they are also taking in 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at McFadden Heating & Cooling considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Dresden. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any current home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at McFadden Heating & Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the process to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Dresden or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at McFadden Heating & Cooling is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 1-866-781-0111.