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 circulate through your ducts and into the air you breathe. 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 it’s time? With the air in your home’s system recirculating about 5–7 times daily, pollutants have opportunities to build up 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 Colvin's Heating and Cooling takes into consideration several factors, including climate conditions in Excelsior Springs, 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 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 even more important for pollutants to be removed from your indoor air. The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for determining 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 out of or built up on your air register. At Colvin's Heating and Cooling, 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 effortlessly and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning in your Excelsior Springs home, our team at Colvin's Heating and Cooling is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 816-379-3918 to schedule an appointment with us.