When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail 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 throughout your home, they are also taking in 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 pro 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 several factors the team at J.L. Brady Company LLC contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Moline. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any new home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually 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 propsals about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at J.L. Brady Company LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist you through the procedure to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning. Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every component 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 waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Moline or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at J.L. Brady Company LLC is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 309-517-7511 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.