When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

The air you breathe in your home all 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 spread 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 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 an average 5–7 times daily, pollutants have opportunities to gather 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC contemplates several factors, including type of weather in Huffman, to decide if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of everyday life. We also weigh other variables, like whether you’ve done any construction in 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 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 think 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC, 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 flow more smoothly and freely throughout your home.

If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Huffman home, our team at Air Houston Mechanical LLC is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 832-777-1521 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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