When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air within your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are several factors the team at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Bloomington. 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 dealing with 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 occasions 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 think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the process to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning. Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Bloomington or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 812-332-9100 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.