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 supplying air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will find 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are many factors the team at Colvin's Inc considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Excelsior Springs. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 normally 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 suggestions 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 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 professionals at Colvin's Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and assist you through the process to see if you could gain anything 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 through. 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 suffering from the allergies hanging around in Excelsior Springs or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Colvin's Inc is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 816-630-2702 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.