When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your 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 distributing air around 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 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 circumstances. There are many factors the team at Point Heating & Cooling contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Plover. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances 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 think or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Point Heating & Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist 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 remembers every component of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Plover or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Point Heating & Cooling is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 715-345-1979 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.