There are a number of ways to keep an AC system running good. One of the most obvious ways is to have regular maintenance inspections performed on your unit. This will alert a technician to possible problems that could develop with the unit at a later time. It is also a good time to check for any blockages that may be present in cooling vents. Even an unsuspecting bird nest can cause serious problems for your air conditioner. Another very important service that should become an annual routine for homeowners is to have duct cleaning performed. Why duct cleaning? The answer is simple and is essentially for the same reason you would have your unit’s components checked regularly. When debris and dirt accumulate in the ducts of your forced air system it can impede the normal flow of air. When this happens, the system must work harder to produce the same results. Cleaning out ducting is s smart and proactive approach to keeping your HVAC system working perfectly year round. Sometimes a little preventative maintenance can go a long way in saving a homeowner a lot of money.