When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016 The air you breathe in your home all 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 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 should you have your ducts cleaned and how will you know when they need it? With the air in your home’s system recirculating an average 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 make an appointment to have your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your home environment. The team at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning considers several factors, including type of weather in Chicago, to determine 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 construction in your home recently. The healthiness 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 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 out of or built up on your air register. At iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning, 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 smoothly and freely throughout your home. If it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning in your Chicago home, our team at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 773-704-0640 or schedule an appointment with us online.