Air ducts obviously play an important role in your home, moving air to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  But you can’t see inside them, so determining whether to clean them can be a challenge.

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends having your air ducts cleaned every three to five years.  You should absolutely clean them if:

The question becomes do you do it yourself or hire a professional.  You might want to consider doing it yourself if:

You should consider a professional if:

Next month we will tell you how you can clean your ducts yourselves.  For now, here are some tips on selecting a professional air duct cleaning company.