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When should you have your ducts cleaned?

All of the air you breathe 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 spread through your ducts and into your air. 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 they need it?

With the air in your home’s system recirculating an average 5–7 times a 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning takes into consideration a number of factors, including the weather in Hattiesburg, 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 work on your home 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 removed from your indoor air.

The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for defining 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 efficiently and freely throughout your home.

If it’s time to start considering duct cleaning in your Hattiesburg home, our team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 601-268-3486 or schedule an appointment with us online.