When to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
The air ducts of your HVAC system needs to be cleaned regularly. You are in danger of breathing unclean air if you don’t have your air ducts cleaned regularly. And if members of your family have allergies, then you will have them exposed to allergens which can make them sick. With clean air ducts, then the air that you will breathe in your home is clean air. It is important then that your air ducts are always clean.
Here are some signs that will show you that you air ducts need cleaning.
The first things you need to do if you are wondering if you air ducts need cleaning is to check your filters. You air ducts will be giving out dirty air if the air filters are dirty. You should immediately replace your air filters if they get old or if you notice dirt circulating through your air ducts. Every two to four weeks is the best time to change your air filters.
If you allergies keep coming back, and you are sneezing and sniffing more than usual, then this could be a sign that your air ducts are pushing dander or pollen around your home. Then you need to have your air ducts cleaned. You should call our air duct cleaning services at once.
Your air vents could also become dirty. You will know when your HVAC system needs to be cleaned when the dust is being blown when you turn on your air conditioner.
There can be pests living in your air ducts if you see insect husks or rodent droppings in them. Pests may have taken up residence inside your ducts. Call your exterminator or your HVAC contractor immediately if you see dropping or husks in your vents.
Listen to your AC unit. If you only hear the sound of the motor, then it is ok. You will need air duct cleaning if you hear a whistling sound or if the sound is louder than usual.
If cool air is not circulating through your house as efficiently then your air ducts need cleaning. It is important to check the rooms in your home to feel if some of the air vents are not blowing as much as the others.
Moisture found within the components of your HVAC system is a problem. YOu can have allergies and other issues with your health if mold growth is in your HVAC system. It is a huge risk to be exposed to these toxic molds. The presence of molds should be inspected thoroughly by your HVAC maintenance technicians.
You have a deadly unseen threat in carbon monoxide. Before wintertime, you should have your fuel-burning heating system checked. You should have properly working carbon monoxide detectors.