When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will travel 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 many factors the team at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Wisconsin Rapids. Everyday life produces 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 experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate 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 fester inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist you through the process to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up 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 hanging around in Wisconsin Rapids or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 715-301-0256.

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