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 spread through your ducts and into your air. When you realize this, it’s easy to see why professional duct cleaning is so needed. 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 about 5–7 times daily, 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning considers numerous factors, including type of weather in Buellton, to decide if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of everyday life. We also bear in mind other things, like whether you’ve done any work on your home recently. The well-being of your family will also be factored in. Take for example, if anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, it’s even more important for pollutants to be reduced in your indoor air. The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for defining 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 through or built up on your air register. At Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 smoothly and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning in your Buellton home, our team at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 805-242-9638 to schedule an appointment with us.