Before you breathe it in, all the air in your home passes through your duct system. The ducts in your home take in and distribute air throughout your home—and in that air there are pollutants. Pet dander, pollen, dust and other pollutants move through your ducts and into the air in your home. When you realize this, it’s easy to see why professional duct cleaning is so needed. How often should you 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 each day, pollutants have opportunities to accumulate 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 Street Heating and Cooling takes into consideration several factors, including the weather in Rapid City, to determine if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of everyday life. We also weigh other things, like whether you’ve done any work on your home recently. The well-being of your family will also be factored in. For instance, if anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, it’s extra important for pollutants to be removed from your indoor air.
The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for determining when it’s time for a duct cleaning: if you suspect you have mold inside your ducts or a vermin infestation, or if you see dust coming from or built up on your air register. At Street Heating and Cooling, our professionals will talk through 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 move more efficiently and freely throughout your home.
If it’s time to start considering duct cleaning in your Rapid City home, our team at Street Heating and Cooling is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 605-206-3915 to schedule an appointment with us.