Your home’s ducts are the pathway 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 circulating air within your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through 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 a number of factors the team at Phelps Heating & Cooling takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Hodgenville. Everyday life creates 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 typically 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 recommendations about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at Phelps Heating & Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the work to see if you could gain anything 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 over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.
If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Hodgenville or you’ve detected any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Phelps Heating & Cooling is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 270-358-3167.