When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are several factors the team at Vogts Heating & Air takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Pocatello. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities 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 think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at Vogts Heating & Air would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the procedure to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies floating around in Pocatello or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Vogts Heating & Air is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 208-621-0129.