When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re breathing. 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are many factors the team at MPC Heating & Cooling contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Chadron. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any recent 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 intensify 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 accumulate inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at MPC Heating & Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist you through the process 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 cleans 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 affected by the allergies hanging around in Chadron or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at MPC Heating & Cooling is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 308-432-5301 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.