When should you have your ducts cleaned? Posted December 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 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 you breathe. When you realize this, it’s easy to see why professional duct cleaning is so necessary. How often is recommended to have your ducts cleaned and how will you know when they need it? 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 make an appointment to have your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your home environment. The team at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services contemplates a number of factors, including type of weather in Carlsbad, to figure out if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of normal life. We also weigh other factors, like whether you’ve done any construction in your home recently. The healthiness 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 reduced in your indoor air. The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for establishing 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 from or built up on your air register. At Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services, 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 flow more effortlessly and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Carlsbad home, our team at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 575-446-3948 to schedule an appointment with us.