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 distribute air throughout your home—and in that air there are pollutants. Pet dander, pollen, dust and other pollutants move through your ducts and into your air. When you realize this, it’s easy to see why professional duct cleaning is so important. How often should you 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 a day, pollutants have opportunities to gather 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 Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces takes into consideration numerous factors, including type of weather in Alliance, to decide if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of everyday life. We also weigh other things, like whether you’ve done any renovations 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 extra important for pollutants to be reduced in 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 Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces, our professionals will chat about 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 circulate more effortlessly and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Alliance home, our team at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 308-646-3827 to schedule an appointment with us.