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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 equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air around 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are many factors the team at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. contemplates when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Beaverton. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the process to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

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

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Beaverton or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 503-848-3838 or you can set up an appointment with us online.