When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the pathway 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 circulating air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re taking in. This is why pro 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 many factors the team at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Kutztown. 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 occasions for pollutants to accumulate 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 noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the procedure to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies floating around in Kutztown or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 484-646-3363.