When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the trail 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 capturing 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 professional duct cleaning is so important. So how do you know when you should have your ducts cleaned?

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are several factors the team at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in McHenry. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any recent 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 occasions for pollutants to accumulate 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 think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the work 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 trained duct cleaning takes into account every component of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in McHenry 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc. is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 815-410-1128.