Itchy eyes, stuffy nose, sneezing—spring is in the air! If you or your family members suffer from springtime allergies, consider having your ducts cleaned. Keeping ducts clean can help prevent allergens from building up in your home. Here are some of the most common questions and things to consider when battling allergies throughout your home.
What Causes Springtime Allergies?
Pollen, dust mites, animal dander, and mold are among the most common allergens, causing discomfort for millions of Americans. Breathing in allergens can cause allergic rhinitis, and may increase the severity of asthma symptoms. While many springtime allergens—like pollen—are found outside, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that indoor air is up to 70x more polluted than outdoor air.
Why Should You Have Your Ducts Cleaned?
Minimizing exposure is one of the most effective ways to reduce springtime allergies. As air circulates throughout your home, allergens collect in the ducts. Having your ducts cleaned can help remove these contaminants, improving your home’s overall air quality. After all, you clean and dust the rest of your home—why not have your ducts cleaned and dusted, too?
How Often Should Your Ducts be Cleaned?
Your ducts should be cleaned every three to five years, but you may want to have them cleaned more frequently if:
- You recently completed a renovation in your home.
- You have a bug/rodent issue.
- You, or your family members, smoke.
- You have pets that shed.
- You recently purchased an older home.
At Goff Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our duct cleaning service uses a “push-pull” (or external extraction) method, which uses an air wand to loosen debris while a truck-mounted vacuum sucks the dirt, dust and allergens out of your home. We’ll also complete any minor ductwork repairs, and clean the fans on your furnace and air conditioner when possible. Stop sneezing, and call (903) 838-6923 or visit our website to schedule your duct cleaning today!