When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016 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 move 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 recommended to have your ducts cleaned and how will you know when they need it? With the air in your home’s system recirculating approximately 5–7 times each day, pollutants have opportunities to build up 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 Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning takes into consideration a number of factors, including type of weather in Bishop, to figure out 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 construction in your home recently. The healthiness of your family will also be factored in. For example, if anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, it’s extra 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 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 Bishop 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 effortlessly and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Bishop home, our team at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 760-784-9034 or schedule an appointment with us online.