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When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. 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 capturing 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 professional 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 Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Upland. Everyday life produces 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 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 spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the process to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

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

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Upland or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 909-982-5698 or you can set up an appointment with us online.