How to Tell if Your Ducts Need to be Cleaned02/09/2017Typically, air ducts need to be cleaned every three to five years according to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. Contingent on a lot of factors—like your home’s location, if you have pets, and how frequently your air filter has been changed, to name a few—you may need to have air duct cleaning more or less regularly. So, how can you find out for sure when it’s time to have your ducts cleaned? There are definitely some significant signs when it’s time. Look for these clues: Are your cold air returns caked with dust or pet hair? Is there a jam within your cold air return vent? Are your registers blowing out dust? When you gaze inside with a flashlight, can you see an accumulation of debris or pet fur? Have insects or rodents found shelter in your ductwork? Can you hear clatter other than your blower motor when you listen to the airflow? When your vents are fully opened, do any have a smaller amount of airflow than others? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s most likely time to ask All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc in Reeds Spring about air duct cleaning. Prolonging Time Between Air Duct Cleaning There are a couple things you can do to help keep your ducts cleaner and extend the amount of time between specialized cleanings. Above all, setup routine HVAC maintenance with the experts at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc. A service of your furnace each fall and your AC each spring, which should comprise of inspection, and prospective replacement, of your air filter, will help keep your HVAC system running effectively, and will help keep your ducts clean. You can also converse with the team at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc about installing an air purification system. We provide the Lennox PureAir Air Purification System, Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner, Healthy Climate 11 Media Air Cleaner, Healthy Climate High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filtration System and Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Lights. Other measures you can take include: Regularly dusting and vacuuming your home. Checking your air filters regularly and replacing them when the manufacturer recommends changing them. Most filters will display dust on them after a short period in service, but they may not require changing. Sealing drips in air ducts that permit dust to enter from areas like your attic. Replacing poor or impaired air-duct insulation. With an expert air duct cleaning and some preemptive measures, you can help keep the air in your Reeds Spring home clean and healthy. Give the professionals at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc a call at 417-739-4606 or schedule an appointment online.