When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air throughout your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at WM J Kraus & Son takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Keokuk. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any current 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 chances for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at WM J Kraus & Son would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist you through the work to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning cleans 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 waste less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies floating around in Keokuk 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 WM J Kraus & Son is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 319-229-2318.

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