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 push air throughout your home—and in that air there are pollutants. Pet dander, pollen, dust and other pollutants circulate 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 it’s time? With the air in your home’s system recirculating approximately 5–7 times each day, 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. takes into consideration a number of factors, including type of weather in Lake Forest, to decide if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of daily life. We also weigh other variables, like whether you’ve done any renovations recently. The healthiness of your family will also be factored in. For instance, 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 think you have mold inside your ducts or a vermin infestation, or if you see dust coming out of or built up on your air register. At 1st Choice Heating & 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 circulate more smoothly and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Lake Forest home, our team at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 949-204-0859 to schedule an appointment with us.