Before you breathe it in, all the air in your home passes through your duct system. The ducts in your home take in and circulate air throughout your home—and in that air there are pollutants. Pet dander, pollen, dust and other pollutants move through your ducts and into the air in your home. When you realize this, it’s easy to see why professional duct cleaning is so needed. How often is recommended to have your ducts cleaned and how will you know when they need it?
With the air in your home’s system recirculating about 5–7 times daily, pollutants have opportunities to gather inside your duct work. According to The National Air Duct Cleaners Association, you should schedule to have your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your home environment. The team at Colvin's Heating and Cooling contemplates several factors, including climate conditions in Excelsior Springs, to decide if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of everyday life. We also bear in mind other factors, like whether you’ve done any renovations recently. The health of your family will also be factored in. For instance, if anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, it’s crucial for pollutants to be taken out of your indoor air.
The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for establishing when it’s time for a duct cleaning: if you might have mold inside your ducts or a vermin infestation, or if you see dust coming from or built up on your air register. At Colvin's Heating and Cooling, our professionals will discuss these factors with you and help determine if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.
A professional duct cleaning obviously cleans your ducts and the air will move more smoothly and freely throughout your home.
If it’s time to start considering duct cleaning in your Excelsior Springs home, our team at Colvin's Heating and Cooling is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 816-379-3918 to schedule an appointment with us.