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 paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air throughout your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will make their way 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in South Beloit and Belvidere. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any current home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is dealing with allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally 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 recommendations 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 see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist you through the process 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 trained duct cleaning cleans 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 deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in South Beloit and Belvidere or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 877-389-2465.