When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will travel 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are several factors the team at Brookwood Inc contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Newton. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any new home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is suffering from 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 occasions for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed 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 Brookwood Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the work to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning cleans every part 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 waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Newton or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Brookwood Inc is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 641-316-9803.

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