When should you have your ducts cleaned? Posted December 22, 2016 Air Quality Before you breathe it in, all the air in your home 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 circulate through your ducts and into your air. When you realize this, it’s easy to see why professional duct cleaning is so necessary. 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 an average 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 schedule to have your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your home environment. The team at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating takes into consideration a number of factors, including the weather in St. Louis, to figure out 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 health 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 reduced in your indoor air. The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for determining 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 through or built up on your air register. At Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating, 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 move more smoothly and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your St. Louis home, our team at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 314-262-4541 to schedule an appointment with us.