How to Tell if Your Ducts Need to be Cleaned

According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, air ducts should be cleaned every three to five years on average. Your home’s location, your pets and the length of time you’ve had your air filters—along with many other factors—can influence this timeline. How can you see if it’s time to have your ducts cleaned? We’ve got some signs that you should keep in mind.

Look for these clues:
1. When your vents are completely opened, do any have weaker airflow than others?
2. Can you hear something other than your blower motor when you pay attention to the airflow?
3. Is there blockage inside your cold air return vent?
4. When you peek inside with a flashlight, is there a buildup of debris or pet fur?
5. Have bugs or rodents made a home in your ductwork?
6. Are your cold air returns covered with dust or pet hair?
7. Are your registers pushing out dust?

If you replied “yes” to any of these questions, it might be time to reach out to Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Saint Petersburg about air duct cleaning.

Prolonging Time Between Air Duct Cleaning
While professional cleanings are important, there are steps you can take to keep your ducts cleaner and extend the time between professional cleanings.

Most importantly, schedule regular HVAC maintenance with the professionals at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc. Annual evaluation of your furnace in the fall and air conditioning unit in the spring will keep your HVAC system working at peak performance. Examining your system regularly and replacing the air filter when needed will also help keep your ducts clear.

The team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc can also show you more about air purification systems. We offer 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. Installing one of these systems can also help keep your ducts clean.

Other ways you can help care for your ducts:
• Seal air duct leaks that let dirt in from areas such as your attic.
• Check your air filters regularly and switch them out when needed.
• Regularly dust and vacuum your rooms.
• Replace air duct insulation if it is in unsatisfactory or wet condition.

Keeping your ducts clear will help you make sure the air in your Saint Petersburg home is clean. Make sure to use these preventative steps and schedule a professional duct cleaning regularly. Call the experts at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc at 727-369-6195 or make an appointment online.
 
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