When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate 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 environment. There are a number of factors the team at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning contemplates when debating 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 worsen 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 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 suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and assist you through the procedure to see if you could profit 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 part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Kearney or you’ve noticed 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.