When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail 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 taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are many factors the team at Kapaun & Brown Inc. contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Marshalltown. 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 experiencing 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 chances for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Kapaun & Brown Inc. would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the process 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 trained duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Marshalltown 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 Kapaun & Brown Inc. is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 641-753-3563.

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