When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing 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 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 circumstances. There are several factors the team at WM J Kraus & Son takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Keokuk. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account 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 intensify 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 fester inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed 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 WM J Kraus & Son 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 qualified duct cleaning takes into account every component of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate 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 drifting around in Keokuk 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 WM J Kraus & Son is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 319-229-2318.