When should you have your ducts cleaned? Posted December 22, 2016 All of the air you breathe 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 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 needed. How often is normal 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 about 5–7 times each day, 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. contemplates a number of factors, including type of weather in South Beloit and Belvidere, to figure out 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 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 taken out of 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 Fleming 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 efficiently and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start considering duct cleaning in your South Beloit and Belvidere home, our team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 877-389-2465 to schedule an appointment with us.