How to Tell if Your Ducts Need to be Cleaned

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On 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, how many pets you have, and how regularly your air filter has been swapped out, to name a few—you may adjust your air duct cleaning more or less regularly. So, how can you tell for sure when it’s time to have your ducts cleaned? There are absolutely some telltale signs when it’s time.

Look for these clues:

  1. Are your cold air returns coated with dust or pet hair?
  2. Is there a jam within your cold air return vent?
  3. Are your registers wafting out dust?
  4. When you gaze inside with a flashlight, can you see a collection of debris or pet fur?
  5. Have insects or rodents made a home in your ductwork?
  6. Can you hear noise other than your blower motor when you listen to the airflow?
  7. 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 probably time to ask Symbiont Service Corp in Englewood about air duct cleaning.

Prolonging Time Between Air Duct Cleaning
There are a few things you can do to help keep your ducts cleaner and prolong the timeline between specialized cleanings.

First and foremost, arrange routine HVAC maintenance with the specialists at Symbiont Service Corp. A service 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 well, and will help keep your ducts clean.

You can also chat with the team at Symbiont Service Corp 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:

  • Frequently dusting and vacuuming your home.
  • Examining your air filters regularly and exchanging them when the manufacturer recommends replacing them. Most filters will display dust on them after a short period in service, but they may not need exchanging.
  • Sealing leaks in air ducts that allow dust to move in from areas like your attic.
  • Trading poor or impaired air-duct insulation.

With a professional air duct cleaning and some preventive measures, you can help keep the air in your Englewood home clean and healthy. Give the pros at Symbiont Service Corp a call at 941-306-4161.

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