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 at least once 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 how long your ducts can go without cleaning. How can you tell if it’s time to have your ducts cleaned? We’ve got some signs that you should keep an eye on.Look for these clues: 1. When your vents are totally opened, do any have less adequate airflow than others?2. Can you hear a sound other than your blower motor when you pay attention to the airflow? 3. Is there anything blocking your cold air return vent?4. When you look inside with a flashlight, is there a buildup of debris or fuzz from your pet’s hair?5. Have pests or rodents made a home in your ductwork?6. Are your cold air returns covered with dust or pet hair?7. Are your registers blowing out dust?If you said “yes” to any of these questions, it’s probably time to contact Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville 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 consistent HVAC maintenance with the pros at Ken Parker Service Inc. A yearly 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 on a regular basis and replacing the air filter when needed will also help keep your ducts clean.The experts at Ken Parker Service Inc can also advise you 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.Additional ways you can help care for your ducts:• Seal air duct leaks that let dirt in from places such as your attic.• Check your air filters often and change them when required. • Regularly dust and vacuum your house.• Replace air duct insulation if it is in unsatisfactory or wet condition. Keeping your ducts clean will help you make sure the air in your Greenville home is clean. Be sure to use these preventative measures and schedule a professional duct cleaning now. Call the experts at Ken Parker Service Inc at 903-246-4877 or make an appointment online.