When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re taking in. 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 several factors the team at Durable Service considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Holdrege. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any new 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 opportunities for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Durable Service would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist 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 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 suffering from the allergies hanging around in Holdrege or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Durable Service is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 308-995-8177.

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