When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also trapping 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 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in St. Louis. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind 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 typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to build up 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 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 proof of dust from your air register. The professionals at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist 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 qualified duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies floating around in St. Louis or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 314-262-4541.