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 paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will make 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 several factors the team at Jent Mechanical LLC contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Dayton. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any recent 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 typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to fester inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Jent Mechanical LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the procedure 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 qualified duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Dayton or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Jent Mechanical LLC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 937-845-1111.

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