How to Tell if Your Ducts Need to be Cleaned02/09/2017On average, 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, whether or not you have pets, and how often your air filter has been changed, to name a handful—you may require air duct cleaning more or less frequently. So, how can you know for sure when it’s time to have your ducts cleaned? There are absolutely some revealing signs when it’s time. Look for these clues: Are your cold air returns covered with dust or pet hair? Is there a blockage in your cold air return vent? Are your registers wafting out dust? When you check inside with a flashlight, can you see a buildup of debris or pet fur? Have insects or rodents made a home in your ductwork? Can you hear noise other than your blower motor when you listen to the airflow? When your vents are fully opened, do any have not as much airflow than others? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s most likely time to ask Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric in Orrville about air duct cleaning. Prolonging Time Between Air Duct Cleaning There are some things you can do to help keep your ducts cleaner and prolong the amount of time between professional cleanings. Above all, arrange routine HVAC maintenance with the specialists at Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric . A maintenance check of your furnace each fall and your AC each spring, which should consist of inspection, and possible replacement, of your air filter, will help keep your HVAC system operating efficiently, and should help keep your ducts clean. You can also converse with the team at Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric 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 actions you can take include: Consistently dusting and vacuuming your home. Inspecting your air filters habitually and exchanging them when the manufacturer recommends exchanging them. Most filters will display dust on them after a short period in service, but they may not need changing. Sealing leaks in air ducts that let dust to move in from areas like your attic. Replacing poor or damaged air-duct insulation. With an expert air duct cleaning and some preventive measures, you can help keep the air in your Orrville home clean and healthy. Give the professionals at Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric a call at 330-821-8432 or schedule an appointment online.