All of the air you breathe in your home passes through your duct system. The ducts in your home take in and push air throughout your home—and in that air there are pollutants. Pet dander, pollen, dust and other pollutants circulate 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 necessary. How often is normal 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 arrange to get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your home environment. The team at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling considers numerous factors, including climate conditions in Portland, to decide if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of normal life. We also consider other variables, like whether you’ve done any work on your home recently. The health of your family will also be factored in. Take for example, if anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, it’s extra important for pollutants to be taken out of your indoor air.
The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for determining when it’s time for a duct cleaning: if you might have mold inside your ducts or a vermin infestation, or if you see dust coming out of or built up on your air register. At Three Rivers Heating & 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 circulate more smoothly and freely throughout your home.
If it’s time to start considering duct cleaning in your Portland home, our team at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 503-213-4433 to schedule an appointment with us.