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 equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Kearney. Everyday life creates 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 suffering from allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to fester 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 spotted 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 pros at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the process to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Kearney or you’ve detected any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 308-624-3485.

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