When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Before you breathe it in, all the air 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 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 important. 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 about 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning contemplates several factors, including climate conditions in Moline, to determine if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of normal 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 even more 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 flow more effortlessly and freely throughout your home.

If it’s time to start considering duct cleaning in your Moline home, our team at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 309-323-9584 to schedule an appointment with us.