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 supplying air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will make their way 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are many factors the team at Kilbourne Heating & AC considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Delray Beach. Everyday life produces 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 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 usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to build up 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 seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The experts at Kilbourne Heating & AC would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support 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 up 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 hanging around in Delray Beach or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Kilbourne Heating & AC is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 561-287-7071.