When should you have your ducts cleaned? Posted December 22, 2016 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 spread 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 is normal to have your ducts cleaned and how will you know when you should call for an appointment? With the air in your home’s system recirculating about 5–7 times daily, 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 Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. contemplates a number of factors, including the weather in West Palm Beach, to determine if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of normal life. We also consider other things, like whether you’ve done any construction in your home recently. The health of your family will also be factored in. Take 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 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 Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc., our professionals will discuss 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 efficiently and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start considering duct cleaning in your West Palm Beach home, our team at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 561-401-0011 to schedule an appointment with us.