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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 compared 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 pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 several factors the team at Air Quality Solutions contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Grove City. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any current home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is dealing with 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 occasions for pollutants to fester inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you believe 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 evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at Air Quality Solutions would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the work to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Grove City or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Air Quality Solutions is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 614-871-4144 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.