When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail 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 supplying air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Topeka. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any current 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 normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to build up inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the procedure 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 professional duct cleaning remembers every component of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep pace 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 hanging around in Topeka or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 785-357-6200 or you can set up an appointment with us online.