When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 Uptown Heating & Cooling takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Westerville. 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 usually 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 propsals about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at Uptown Heating & Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support 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 qualified duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Westerville or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Uptown Heating & Cooling is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 614-344-6949.