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When should you have your ducts cleaned?

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 circulate through your ducts and into your air. 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 they need it?

With the air in your home’s system recirculating an average 5–7 times daily, 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 Davis Heating & Air Conditioning considers numerous factors, including the weather in Rocky Mount, to figure out if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of daily life. We also consider other factors, 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 crucial for pollutants to be taken out of your indoor air.

The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for defining when it’s time for a duct cleaning: if you think you have mold inside your ducts or a vermin infestation, or if you see dust coming through or built up on your air register. At Davis Heating & Air Conditioning, our professionals will discuss 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 effortlessly and freely throughout your home.

If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Rocky Mount home, our team at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 540-483-5605 or schedule an appointment with us online.