How Do I Know If My Air Ducts Are Clean?

Air Duct Cleaning: How to Know When Your Air Ducts Are Clean

Whether it’s a dusty air filter or a dirty vent cover, there are many warning signs that it’s time to clean your air ducts. Identifying dirt and dust is relatively easy, but how do you know if your HVAC system is clean? If you had your air ducts cleaned in the past six months and you want to make sure they’re still clean, Superior Air Duct Cleaning is here to help. We address this question and more in today’s blog.  

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What Does My HVAC System Include? 

The ductwork in your home or business is part of the HVAC system, which also contains the following:

  • Air Filter
  • Coils
  • Blower Motor and Assembly
  • Grills
  • Heat Exchanger

You may need a ladder and a flashlight, but you can check these components yourself for a buildup of dust, dirt, and debris. Before you inspect your HVAC system, make sure to turn off all electricity to the unit by shutting off all breakers, switches, and thermostats. 

How Do I Know If My Air Ducts Are Clean?

Check Your Air Filter and Vent Covers 

First, inspect your air filter and vent covers. If they’re clear and there’s little to no dust build-up, your HVAC system is in good shape. 

Examine Your Heater

Next, look at your heater. The heat exchanger surface should be distinctly clean. Make sure your blower blades are free of debris and oil, and the blower compartment has no lingering dust or debris.  

Inspect the Air Conditioning Coil

Locate the AC evaporator coil, which may be in your attic. You can use a flashlight to look for signs of dust. If the coil fins are straight and the coil drain pan is draining properly, your air ducts are clean.   

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How Can I Care for My Air Ducts?

There are a few things you can do between cleanings to keep your air ducts in great condition: 

  • Change air filters regularly
  • Dust and vacuum your home regularly 
  • Use a humidifier or dehumidifier as needed
  • Monitor the cooling coils when your AC is running
  • Ensure the ducts are properly sealed 

If you have any questions or concerns about the air ducts in your home or business, visit our FAQ page or call 1-800-803-3828 today. 

Experience Our Superior Service Today 

Superior Air Duct Cleaning is a comprehensive duct cleaning service in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. We use the best technology available to clean your HVAC system, and we’re committed to keeping our clients healthy and happy. If you’re interested in air duct cleaning for your home or business, contact our team today.