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 throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will find 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 a number of factors the team at Pinnacle HVAC LLC considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Homer Glen. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to build up 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 suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized 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 Pinnacle HVAC LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support 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 professional duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Homer Glen or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Pinnacle HVAC LLC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 708-301-0170 or you can set up an appointment with us online.