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 needed. How often is recommended to have your ducts cleaned and how will you know when it’s time?

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 arrange to get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your home environment. The team at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating takes into consideration a number of factors, including the weather in Laguna Niguel, to determine if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of normal life. We also weigh other things, like whether you’ve done any construction in your home 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 Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating , 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 circulate more efficiently and freely throughout your home.

If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Laguna Niguel home, our team at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 949-525-9119 to schedule an appointment with us.