Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air around your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are many factors the team at Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Omaha. 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 worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions 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 noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the procedure to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.
Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system.
If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Omaha 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 Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 402-509-5940.