Your 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 supplying air within your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. This is why expert 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 circumstances. There are many factors the team at LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Paxinos. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any current home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is dealing with allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can intensify 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 propsals about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the work 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 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 pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.
If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Paxinos or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 570-648-0748.