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 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 important. How often should you 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 a day, pollutants have opportunities to build up inside your duct work. According to The National Air Duct Cleaners Association, you should make an appointment to have your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your home environment. The team at KDM Service Corporation considers numerous factors, including type of weather in Tuscaloosa, to figure out if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of everyday life. We also weigh other things, like whether you’ve done any work on your home recently. The healthiness of your family will also be factored in. 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 establishing when it’s time for a duct cleaning: if you suspect 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 KDM Service Corporation, 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 smoothly and freely throughout your home.

If it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning in your Tuscaloosa home, our team at KDM Service Corporation is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 205-208-8090 to schedule an appointment with us.