How to Tell if Your Ducts Need to be Cleaned Posted February 9, 2017 Typically, air ducts need to be cleaned every three to five years according to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. Depending on a lot of factors—like your home’s location, if you have pets, and how regularly your air filter has been changed, to name a few—you may require 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 absolutely some telltale 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 look 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 a smaller amount of airflow than others? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s most likely time to ask JonAire Inc in Pahrump 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 amount of time between specialized cleanings. Above all, schedule routine HVAC maintenance with the specialists at JonAire Inc. A maintenance check of your furnace each fall and your AC each spring, which should include inspection, and potential replacement, of your air filter, will help keep your HVAC system running effectively, and will help keep your ducts clean. You can also talk to the team at JonAire 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 steps you can take include: Frequently dusting and vacuuming your home. Examining your air filters habitually and changing 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 replacement. Sealing drips in air ducts that permit dust to come in from areas like your attic. Exchanging poor or damaged air-duct insulation. With a professional air duct cleaning and some preemptive measures, you can help keep the air in your Pahrump home clean and healthy. Give the pros at JonAire Inc a call at 775-375-0074.