When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled 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 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are many factors the team at Campbell's Tempracure takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Crystal Lake. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any new 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 usually 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 propsals about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Campbell's Tempracure would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the procedure to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning. Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Crystal Lake or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Campbell's Tempracure is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 815-788-6283 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.