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 compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air throughout your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at J.L. Brady Company LLC considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Moline. Everyday life generates 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 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 build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at J.L. Brady Company LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the procedure 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 takes into account every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Moline or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about 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.