When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also taking in 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 expert 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 conditions. There are many factors the team at Honke Heating & AC contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Gresham. Everyday life generates 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 experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to accumulate 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 think or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Honke Heating & AC would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the process to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning cleans every part of your system that air passes into. 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 suffering from the allergies floating around in Gresham or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Honke Heating & AC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 503-663-8033.

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