4 Signs to Know When to Clean Your Air Ducts
Everyone likes a clean home—it’s part of what it takes to stay so comfortable!
This means having a home that is free of dust, allergens, and other debris. But, did you know there’s one area of your home you probably don’t consider when it comes time to clean?
It’s the “V” part of your HVAC system—the ventilation system, or rather, your ductwork.
It seems like your ductwork is just a minor component to your entire HVAC system, right? Well, your air ducts are actually very important to the operation of both your air conditioner and forced-air heater air conditioning system, and you’d be surprised at the amount of dust and tiny vermin they see. If you want to keep both of these performing well, and keep your indoor air quality at the high level you deserve, you should have a professional perform air duct cleaning, including the heat exchangers, supply registers, return vents, grilles and all other HVAC ducts, as part of the NADCA standards that NADCA service providers can offer.
Clean Ducts Mean High Energy Efficiency
1 – If your energy bills have increased steadily over time, with no other changes, then you may have ductwork that has too much debris, and is causing your HVAC system to be overworked!
We believe in hard work, not being overworked! But if you let dirty ducts sit for too long, your HVAC system certainly can be overworked.
The heating and cooling system ductwork in any home tends to be a collecting place and possible infestation of debris such as pet dander, dust buildup, allergens, other pollutants and potentially even visible mold growth. This is because your home’s duct systems just aren’t cleaned very often, and dirty air ducts and air vents are one place homeowners can improve their indoor air quality
2 – Is your home dusty, no matter how hard or how many times you clean? You may have an abundance of dust in your ductwork!
As you might imagine, this can have a negative impact on the quality of your indoor air, and impact your airflow, like a clogged air filter. As dust and debris continue to build up, the debris insulates the ductwork, restricting the flow of air through the ducts and making your climate control system have to work harder to accomplish its job.
When’s the best time to schedule duct cleaners? If you’ve never had an air duct cleaning service before, then give our number a call right now! Otherwise, every few years is a good place to start for this service. It’s not something that is typically included in annual maintenance, but it is something that will give you financial benefits.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
3 – Can you see small mold spots around your ductwork vents? You may have a mold problem!
While of course we want your HVAC system to perform well, we also want you to breathe easier in your home, and having great indoor air quality (IAQ) is more than just having a HEPA air filter. Dust, pollen, dander, germs, and mold spores don’t let you do that very well. The problem is, all of these contaminants get blown around by the blower and throughout the supply registers and vent covers, ductwork, and throughout your living space and where you and your family members live, every time your furnace or air conditioner cycles on.
Unfortunately, regularly breathing in these types of contaminants and particulates can create all sorts of health problems and respiratory problems, including allergy symptoms and asthma attacks.
Duct cleaning helps to improve your indoor air quality by effectively removing these contaminants from your home, so you can use your HVAC systems without exposing yourself and your family to negative health effects. You’ll breathe easier, and hopefully not have to deal with unnecessary allergy or asthma symptoms!
Keep in mind, duct cleaning is an important service, but for a comprehensive approach to improving your indoor air quality, you may want to explore our other indoor air quality products, such as a whole-house air filtration system or a UV air purifier to kill mold cells before they have a chance to develop in your ducts.
4 – Did you just remodel your home, or was your home just built? Then there may be a huge buildup of work site debris in your duct system!
After the completion of a new construction or remodeling project, one of the last things most homeowners think about is getting air duct cleaning, however this a prime time to get this service done. You will be doing your air conditioning system a favor by having a professional service come and remove the debris buildup that accumulates in the HVAC system during construction.
Comfort & Care from the Team with the Bear!