When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

The air you breathe in your home all 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 spread through your ducts and into the air you breathe. 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 you should call for an appointment?

With the air in your home’s system recirculating an average 5–7 times each day, pollutants have opportunities to accumulate 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 Mayeuxs AC & Heating considers several factors, including type of weather in Norco and St. Charles Parish, to determine 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 health of your family will also be factored in. For instance, 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 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 through or built up on your air register. At Mayeuxs AC & Heating, 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 considering duct cleaning in your Norco and St. Charles Parish home, our team at Mayeuxs AC & Heating is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at (985) 764-2426 to schedule an appointment with us.