How to Tell if Your Ducts Need to be Cleaned Posted February 9, 2017 According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, air ducts must 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 signals that you should keep an eye on.Look for these clues: 1. When your vents are totally opened, do any have less airflow than others?2. Can you hear a sound other than your blower motor when you focus on the airflow? 3. Is there an obstruction in your cold air return vent?4. When you peek inside with a flashlight, can you see a buildup of debris or pet fur?5. Have insects or rodents created 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 said “yes” to any of these questions, it’s likely time to ask Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach about air duct cleaning.Prolonging Time Between Air Duct CleaningWhile professional cleanings are important, there are steps you can take to protect your ducts and extend the time between professional cleanings. Most importantly, schedule regular HVAC maintenance with the professionals at Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc. A regular checkup of your furnace in the fall and air conditioning unit in the spring will keep your HVAC system working at peak performance. Checking your system often and replacing the air filter when needed will also help keep your ducts clear.The experts at Kyzar Air Conditioning 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.Additional 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 often and switch them out when needed. • Regularly dust and vacuum your home.• Replace air duct insulation if it is in poor or damp condition. Keeping your ducts open will help you make sure the air in your West Palm Beach home is clean. Be sure to use these preventative actions and schedule a professional duct cleaning now. Call the experts at Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc at 561-612-0242 or make an appointment online.