When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Before you breathe it in, all the air in your home passes through your duct system. The ducts in your home take in and circulate air throughout your home—and in that air there are pollutants. Pet dander, pollen, dust and other pollutants move 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 should you have your ducts cleaned and how will you know when you should call for an appointment?

With the air in your home’s system recirculating approximately 5–7 times each day, pollutants have opportunities to gather 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. considers numerous factors, including climate conditions in Muskogee, to figure out if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of normal life. We also consider other things, like whether you’ve done any renovations recently. The well-being of your family will also be factored in. For example, if anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, it’s crucial for pollutants to be reduced in your indoor air.

The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for defining 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 from or built up on your air register. At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., our professionals will chat about 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 move more smoothly and freely throughout your home.

If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Muskogee home, our team at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 918-682-8238 to schedule an appointment with us.