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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 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 you breathe. When you realize this, it’s easy to see why professional duct cleaning is so needed. How often is normal 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 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 Central Air Inc considers several factors, including type of weather in Portland Metro, to decide if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of normal life. We also weigh other variables, like whether you’ve done any construction in your home recently. The well-being of your family will also be factored in. For example, if anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, it’s crucial for pollutants to be removed from your indoor air.

The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for determining 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 through or built up on your air register. At Central Air Inc, 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 Portland Metro home, our team at Central Air Inc is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 503-656-1908 or schedule an appointment with us online.