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When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 distributing air within your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are a number of factors the team at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Olathe. Everyday life creates 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 worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions 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 spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized 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 Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the process to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace 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 floating around in Olathe or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 913-432-3342 or you can set up an appointment with us online.