Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are many factors the team at Osceola Air, LLC considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in St. Cloud. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any current 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 aggravate 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 recommendations 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 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 pros at Osceola Air, LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support 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 remembers every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.
If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Osceola Air, LLC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 407-908-851.