Determining that your air ducts are dirty is a relatively easy task: you can open your vent covers to see if there is any dirt, debris, or dust, and also examine your air filter to see if it is clogged with dust. If either or both are dirty, you know you need duct cleaning!
But what if it’s only been a few months since you last had your home’s or business’s air ducts cleaned and you want to check to see if they are still clean?
Hawley Air is here to guide you on how to know if your air ducts are clean. If you are interested in duct cleaning for your Triad home or business , contact us today!
For starters, you can, once again, check your air filter and vent covers. They should be clear and have little to no dust build-up.
Next, examine your heater. Look at its heat exchanger surface—it should be visibly clean. Your blower blades should also be free of oil and debris, and the blower compartment should not have any dust or debris.
Now onto your air conditioner. Check the air conditioning coil for signs of dust. You should be able to shine a flashlight through the cooling coil and see the light come through the other side. The coil fins should be evenly spaced and straight. Finally, the coil drain pan should be draining properly if it is completely clean.
If your HVAC system has forced air, you will need to check your plenums as well. They should have properly fitted filters. Check the supply air plenum for signs of moisture stains or contaminants. The return air plenum should be free of visible debris and dust.
How to Care for Your Air Ducts
To keep your air ducts in good condition between cleanings, you should do the following:
Residential Air Duct Cleaning in the Triad
Air duct cleaning is the best way to keep your family or employees breathing easy. It is often an often-neglected service that is a necessary process to minimize allergens in your home or business; so schedule your duct cleaning today! Hawley Air Heating and Cooling recommends having a professional technician come to your home or business annually—at minimum—to clean out the build-up in your ventilation system.
For additional questions about air duct cleaning contact us today @ 336-231-1982
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