When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around 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 breathing. 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 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 B & B Heating & Cooling takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Florissant. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any recent 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 usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions 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 seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at B & B Heating & Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the procedure to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

Although the name suggests 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 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 floating around in Florissant or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at B & B Heating & Cooling is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 314-838-9800 or you can set up an appointment with us online.

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