When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

All of the air you breathe in your home passes through your duct system. The ducts in your home take in and circulate air throughout your home—and in that air there are pollutants. Pet dander, pollen, dust and other pollutants spread through your ducts and into your air. When you realize this, it’s easy to see why professional duct cleaning is so important. How often is recommended to have your ducts cleaned and how will you know when it’s time?

With the air in your home’s system recirculating approximately 5–7 times daily, pollutants have opportunities to build up inside your duct work. According to The National Air Duct Cleaners Association, you should make an appointment to have your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your home environment. The team at Patterson & Stirling Inc takes into consideration several factors, including the weather in Erie, to decide if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of everyday life. We also consider other variables, like whether you’ve done any renovations recently. The well-being of your family will also be factored in. Take for example, if anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, it’s even more important for pollutants to be removed from your indoor air.

The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for establishing when it’s time for a duct cleaning: if you think you have mold inside your ducts or a vermin infestation, or if you see dust coming through or built up on your air register. At Patterson & Stirling Inc, our professionals will chat about these factors with you and help determine if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

A professional duct cleaning obviously cleans your ducts and the air will flow more effortlessly and freely throughout your home.

If it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning in your Erie home, our team at Patterson & Stirling Inc is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 814-308-0416 to schedule an appointment with us.