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When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Before you breathe it in, all the air in your home 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 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 should you 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 each 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 C-N-O Comfort Zone takes into consideration several factors, including the weather in Saint Peters, to figure out 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 work on 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 reduced in your indoor air.

The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for establishing when it’s time for a duct cleaning: if you might 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 C-N-O Comfort Zone, 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 considering duct cleaning in your Saint Peters home, our team at C-N-O Comfort Zone is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 636-578-1777 or schedule an appointment with us online.