When should you have your ducts cleaned? Posted December 22, 2016 The air you breathe in your home all 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 circulate 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 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 a day, 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 Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc considers numerous factors, including climate conditions in Saint Petersburg, to determine if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of everyday life. We also bear in mind other variables, like whether you’ve done any renovations recently. The well-being of your family will also be factored in. For instance, 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 defining 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 out of or built up on your air register. At Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc, 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 move more effortlessly and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Saint Petersburg home, our team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 727-369-6195 to schedule an appointment with us.