When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air within your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will find their way 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. 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 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally 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 arrange a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify 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 factors and support you through the process 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 through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting 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 accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 208-621-0129.

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