When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Ilten's Incorporated considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Cedar Rapids. 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 experiencing 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 opportunities 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 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 proof of dust from your air register. The experts at Ilten's Incorporated would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the procedure to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Cedar Rapids or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Ilten's Incorporated is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 319-208-3295.