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 compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air within your home, they are also trapping 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 expert 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 environment. There are many factors the team at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Wisconsin Rapids. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically 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 suggestions about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or see 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 remembers every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies floating around in Wisconsin Rapids or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about 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.