When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016 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 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 you should call for an appointment? With the air in your home’s system recirculating an average 5–7 times daily, pollutants have opportunities to gather inside your duct work. According to The National Air Duct Cleaners Association, you should make an appointment to have your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your home environment. The team at Clean Air HVAC takes into consideration numerous factors, including the weather in Pacheco, to decide if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of normal life. We also consider 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 example, if anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, it’s extra 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 Clean Air HVAC, 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 effortlessly and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Pacheco home, our team at Clean Air HVAC is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 925-689-7017 or schedule an appointment with us online.