When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail 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 supplying air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Kowalski Heating & Cooling considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in McMurray. Everyday life creates 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 worsen 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 build up 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 think or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The experts at Kowalski Heating & Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these factors 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 takes into account every piece of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in McMurray or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Kowalski Heating & Cooling is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 724-745-7404 or you can set up an appointment with us online.