When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 supplying air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will travel 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are many factors the team at Danco Heating & Cooling takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Minocqua. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any new 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 worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have noticed 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 professionals at Danco Heating & Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist you through the procedure to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning. Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Minocqua or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Danco Heating & Cooling is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 715-356-7000 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.