When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 within 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 inhaling. 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Gillman Heating and Air considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Perry. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account 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 intensify 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 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 believe or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen 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 Gillman Heating and Air 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 qualified duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Perry or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Gillman Heating and Air is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 478-202-3076.