When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air within your home, they are also capturing 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 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 many factors the team at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Springfield. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any new 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 opportunities for pollutants to fester 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 suspect or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed 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 Bormida Mechanical Services Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist you through the procedure 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 takes into account every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies floating around in Springfield or you’ve detected any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 217-210-2662 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.

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