When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 circumstances. There are many factors the team at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to build up inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the procedure to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning. Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning takes into account every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 419-592-4756 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.