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Is this on your furnace?
no, the grate is in the wall, in the middle of the foyer
On your heating system?
No, I believe it's for the a/c, which is outside
Ok, do you have a furnace too?
yes I do.....in the basement.
Then the filter should be at the furnace. It sounds like you're describing the return air grill
It's not unusual for dust to accumulate there but it should be filtered out of the system when the air gets back to the furnace
Sorry Rick, it is the air return grill (told you a little dumb)...
Some return grills have a filter but this is not typical and usually only when accessing the furnace is difficult
You may be able to have a return grill filter installed if you want but if there is a filter at the furnace (there should be) then it's not necessary
What about the dust and dirt that's laying on the basement beams (
I don't see how that's related.
Sorry, it's probably not....
Of course you can get your duct work cleaned if you like but it's usually not necessary if the furnace filters are changed regularly
If you do decide to get your duct work cleaned be sure to get a firm price in writing before they start the job
Oh....good, I'm going to check my furnace filters, and I'll write you back with any more questions...I will get a firm price.....Thanks Rick you have helped me before, I appreciate it.