Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. This is why professional 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 environment. There are many factors the team at H & H Service Company takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Mechanicsburg. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any recent 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 typically 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 recommendations 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 recognized 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 H & H Service Company would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the procedure to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.
Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to operate 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 affected by the allergies floating around in Mechanicsburg or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at H & H Service Company is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 717-220-4502.