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 distribute 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 you breathe. When you realize this, it’s easy to see why professional duct cleaning is so important. How often is normal to have your ducts cleaned and how will you know when they need it?

With the air in your home’s system recirculating about 5–7 times daily, pollutants have opportunities to gather inside your duct work. According to The National Air Duct Cleaners Association, you should schedule to have your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your home environment. The team at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning contemplates numerous factors, including type of weather in Odessa, to decide if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of daily life. We also weigh other factors, like whether you’ve done any renovations recently. The healthiness 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 Redhawk 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 move more effortlessly and freely throughout your home.

If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Odessa home, our team at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 432-237-0168 to schedule an appointment with us.