When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 supplying air throughout your home, they are also trapping 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 pro 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 environment. There are many factors the team at Alan Energy Services Air Conditioning and Heating Company takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Elmhurst. 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 typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to fester inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at Alan Energy Services Air Conditioning and Heating Company would be happy to talk you through all of these things 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 professional duct cleaning cleans every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Elmhurst or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Alan Energy Services Air Conditioning and Heating Company is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 630-833-1100.

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