When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate 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 circumstances. There are many factors the team at Gilray Heating and Cooling contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Wausau. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to fester inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Gilray Heating and Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist you through the process to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Wausau or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Gilray Heating and Cooling is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 715-301-0727.