Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 distributing air throughout your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Siloam Springs Heating & AC contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Siloam Springs. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any recent home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is dealing with 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 occasions 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 suspect or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The experts at Siloam Springs Heating & AC would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the procedure 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 part of your system that air passes into. 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 affected by the allergies floating around in Siloam Springs or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Siloam Springs Heating & AC is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 479-308-8176.