How to Tell if Your Ducts Need to be Cleaned Posted February 9, 2017 According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, air ducts need to be cleaned every three to five years on average. Your home’s location, your pets and the age of your air filters—along with many other factors—can influence this timeline. How can you tell if it’s time to have your ducts cleaned? We’ve got some indications that you should watch for.Look for these clues: 1. When your vents are fully opened, do any have less airflow than others?2. Can you hear a sound other than your blower motor when you pay attention to the airflow? 3. Is there an obstruction in your cold air return vent?4. When you peek inside with a flashlight, do you see a buildup of debris or pet fur?5. Have pests or rodents fashioned a home in your ductwork?6. Are your cold air returns layered with dust or pet hair?7. Are your registers driving out dust?If you replied “yes” to any of these questions, it might be time to reach out to Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. in Anaheim about air duct cleaning.Prolonging Time Between Air Duct CleaningWhile professional cleanings are important, there are actions you can take to protect your ducts and extend the time between professional visits. Most importantly, schedule periodic HVAC maintenance with the professionals at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc.. A yearly evaluation of your furnace in the fall and air conditioning unit in the spring will keep your HVAC system running at peak performance. Checking your system regularly and replacing the air filter when needed will also help keep your ducts clean.The pros at Eco Fresh HVAC 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 open.Other ways you can help manage your ducts:• Seal air duct leaks that let dust in from spaces such as your attic.• Check your air filters regularly and put in new filters when required. • Regularly dust and vacuum your rooms.• Replace air duct insulation if it is in bad or wet condition. Keeping your ducts clean will help you make sure the air in your Anaheim home is clean. Make sure to use these preventative measures and schedule a professional duct cleaning now. Call the experts at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. at 714-453-4711 or arrange an appointment online.