When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the pathway 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 circulating air within your home, they are also capturing 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are a number of factors the team at Osceola Air, LLC takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in St. Cloud. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically 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 suggestions about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Osceola Air, LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the work 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 qualified duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace 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 drifting around in St. Cloud or you’ve detected any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Osceola Air, LLC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 407-477-6319.