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Signs Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

No matter how clean you keep your home, it is easier to overlook your HVAC system to be cleaned and maintained properly. If left unchecked, over time, air ducts can build up dust, dirt, and grime and form blockages. Their presence can cause allergic reactions, even in the healthiest people. Besides, dirty air ducts can make your heating and cooling system less efficient.

Regular air duct cleaning is one way to improve the overall air quality in your home. So homeowners need to be concerned when their heating and cooling systems need to be professionally cleaned. If you are not sure whether your air ducts need professional cleaning, look for the signs. 

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How to Know If Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

Dirty air ducts endanger your health and wellbeing. As air ducts circulate air to your interior so you can breathe fresh air, it is essential to keep them clean and hygienic. But when your heating and cooling system is turned on and it emits visible dust with the airflow, this is a major sign that your air ducts are filled with filth. In this case, you should not ignore the other significant indicators. Here are some common signs to look out for:

Clogged Air Filters

If you have to constantly replace filters in your heating and cooling system, this might be a sign of a larger problem. It is advised that you change your air filter every few months. Your filters should, without a doubt, be replaced at regular intervals. It should be noted that the filters collect dust, dirt, pet dander, pollen, and other airborne pollutants throughout the summer months and other seasons.

Poor Airflow

Inconsistent airflow in your bedroom, bathroom, living room, or even kitchen is the most obvious sign that your air ducts need to be cleaned. Vents provide unified airflow; therefore, indoor airflow should be of equal quality. If this is not the case, have a professional inspect all of the vents to ensure that the ductwork is clean.

Presence of Mold

Your HVAC system can develop condensation, leading to mold growth. Mold can grow anywhere in a humid climate. It spreads quickly and, if left uncontrolled, may cause significant structural damage to your property.  Every month, inspect your vent covers for dirt accumulation and search for indications of mold development in your air ducts. If you see discoloration around your vents or other HVAC components, contact a professionally trained mold removal specialist near you.

Unpleasant Odor

Odor is another indicator that there is debris in the system that needs cleaning. If you notice an unpleasant odor in your house but can't pinpoint the source, it might be coming from the air duct system. To confirm your concerns, come up near all of the air registers and sniff them thoroughly. You may also have a professional assess the air ducts for anything that could be causing the terrible odor.

Insect Infestation

Pest infestations in your house are another reason to clean your ducts. If you detect insect droppings or insect husks near your vents, your air ducts most likely need to be cleaned. Pests can get into the ducts and leave garbage, urine, and excrement, polluting the air you breathe. It is better to deal with them as early as possible.

Unusual Noises

Your HVAC system's sound may be difficult to understand, but ducting should not generate much noise. If you hear anything like pops, bangs, or rattles other than engine sound, it may indicate duct issues. Schedule a duct cleaning to get rid of these sounds and breathe fresh air.

HVAC Takes Longer Than Usual

Dirty air ducts can cause the HVAC system to take longer to function due to dust or filth, causing it to work harder and start up more frequently. This can result in slower cooling and heating in your home during the summer and winter seasons. Though the system uses more energy to heat and cool your environment, you will notice a spike in your energy bill at the end of the month.

Respiratory Issues

Have you found that your allergies are more severe than usual? This might be because your air ducts are dirty. Your HVAC system circulates hot or cold air around the house, transporting dirty particles. If you suspect you are having an allergic response to something, professionally inspect the air ducts. They could be the culprit. 

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Benefits of Clean Air Ducts

Regular cleaning of your air ducts may bring various benefits, including:

  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Energy efficiency
  • Extended HVAC lifespan
  • Healthier environment

Call HVAC Professionals to Clean Your Air Ducts

Air duct cleaning should be part of everyone's regular maintenance practice. Keeping your air ducts clean will keep your energy expenses low and your home in good condition. If your air ducts simply require ordinary cleaning, use a powerful vacuum and a few scour brushes. However, if you see any of the warning signals listed above, do not wait until they worsen.

A professional has the proper training to use advanced tools and techniques to clean your air ducts thoroughly. Also, we can sanitize your air ducts to ensure you get fresh and clean air to breathe. Trust the experts from Hydro Clean Duct Cleaning to get the premier duct cleaning services. Our professionals are available 24/7 to provide service. Call us today to get an expert consultation.

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