When should you have your ducts cleaned? Posted December 22, 2016 Air Quality Before you breathe it in, all the air 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 your air. When you realize this, it’s easy to see why professional duct cleaning is so important. 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 approximately 5–7 times a day, pollutants have opportunities to accumulate 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 Mitchell Heating takes into consideration several factors, including type of weather in Colorado Springs, to decide if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of everyday life. We also consider other factors, like whether you’ve done any work on 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 crucial 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 through or built up on your air register. At Mitchell Heating, 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 move more effortlessly and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Colorado Springs home, our team at Mitchell Heating is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 719-422-4236 to schedule an appointment with us.