Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re inhaling. 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 capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re breathing. 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 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 Luikart Heating & Cooling considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Newark. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any recent 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 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 suggestions 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 noticed a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Luikart Heating & Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support 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 trained duct cleaning remembers every component of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system.
If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Newark or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Luikart Heating & Cooling is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 740-200-5591.