Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air within 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 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are many factors the team at Air Alliance Team takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Ballwin and St. Charles. Everyday life produces 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 opportunities for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.
The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The experts at Air Alliance Team 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 infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up 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 Ballwin and St. Charles or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Air Alliance Team is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 636-206-4250.