Most homeowners only think about their HVAC systems ductwork when something has gone terribly (and expensively) wrong with it. It’s easy to avoid problems. All it takes is a little preventative maintenance to allow your system to run more efficiently and keep your indoor air quality as healthy as possible. When the air ducts in your home become dirty, contaminants disperse through the air and cause respiratory problems, such as coughing, shortness of breath, and allergies. Do your air ducts need to be cleaned?
How to Tell Your Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned
1. Dust, dirt and pet dander in ductwork. Everyday activities create and stir up dust, dirt and dander. All the cleaning in the world won’t remove all the dust, dirt, dander and harmful contaminants that will linger in your air ducts. You may have dirty air ducts if you notice a fine layer of dust forming on surfaces you wiped down just a couple of days ago. This is an indication that the air ducts are blowing built-up contaminants into your home. Another way to tell if your air ducts are dirty is to look at the supply and return vents. Dirty vents mean dirty air ducts.
2. Mold in air ducts. Humidity can create condensation that can lead to mold growth in your ductwork. Mold can be very hard to see if it’s hidden in your home. You can detect hidden mold in the form of a musty odor. Look for mold in attics, basements, under sinks, behind the fridge and around your HVAC units. Water damage in the home needs to be taken seriously. If you think it has caused mold growth you will need to call professionals for an inspection.
3. Increasing energy bills. The ductwork in your home moves cool air to keep everyone comfortable. A rise in energy bills is a sign that your ductwork is dirty. Dirty ductwork blocks airflow. This makes it harder for your system to work in an effort to keep your home comfortable. Your system will also have to work harder if there are leaks in the ductwork. These leaks decrease efficiency and increase your energy bill. When ductwork isn’t sealed properly, you’re paying for cooled or heated air that you don’t get to enjoy- what a waste! A professional will clean your ducts and spot potential leaks.
Clean Air Ducts Yourself or Hire Professionals?
Professional duct cleaning provides a cleaning that goes far beyond what the average homeowner can do on his or her own. They have specialized tools and training that allow them to remove almost all the dust and contaminants from the duct work, even in the hard-to-reach spots. Professionals will evaluate your homes air ducts before and after the cleaning to make sure the cleaning was successful. Other parts of the ventilation system will also be inspected.
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Air duct systems play a big part in how well your air conditioner works. Experts recommend duct cleaning every few years to dislodge dirt and other debris. Contact Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning for service today!