It’s good to have a functioning HVAC system to provide consistent comfort for you and your family. However, the longer it runs, the more dirt and dust can build up inside the air ducts. Inspecting them will help you determine whether or not a professional air duct cleaning is necessary. After all, failure to address this issue can lead to poor indoor air quality and HVAC inefficiency.
Local air conditioning repair service provider Air Pro Inc. shares important steps on how to properly inspect your home’s air ducts below.
Look out for dust and debris. Make sure your HVAC system is running when you start your inspection, then take a look at your air vents and registers. Do you see any dust or other debris flowing out of them? If you do, this is a sign of dirty ductwork and a potential clog deep inside the ducts.
Take a look inside the ducts. Unscrew the vent grill with your screwdriver to expose the duct register located on the floor or the lower part of the walls. Then, with a flash camera in hand, stick your arm inside and snap some photos. Call an exterminator right away if you see rodent droppings or dead insects. If there’s an excessive buildup of mold, dust and debris, immediately call a heating and air conditioning contractor.
Schedule regular HVAC maintenance. After your air ducts are professionally cleaned, you shouldn’t have to inspect them for at least another five years. However, this doesn’t mean you can leave them unattended. Make sure the ductwork is given the attention it deserves by having your HVAC system regularly maintained by the pros. This way, no conditioned air can leak out and lead to heating and cooling inefficiencies.
Air Pro Inc. provides expert HVAC preventative maintenance to homeowners in the local area. With the expertise of our AC and furnace repair technicians, you’ll be able to prevent small problems from becoming big ones while also ensuring the optimal performance of your system. Call us today at (505) 224-2806 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service call.