Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 around your home, they are also trapping 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 many factors the team at Central Heating & Plumbing takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in New Castle. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind 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 normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to accumulate 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 spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Central Heating & Plumbing would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist you through the work 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 professional duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working 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 hanging around in New Castle or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Central Heating & Plumbing is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 724-401-1843.