Get Your Ducts In A Row
Did you know that air particles travel through your home’s HVAC system about 5-7 times a day? While your HVAC system works hard to freshen up that air, particles such as dust, mold, and other debris often get lost in the mix. An air duct cleaning is a service offered by certified professionals who give your system a thorough cleaning. It provides a host of benefits for homes and homeowners. If you’re not sure if a duct cleaning is right for you, read on to learn about the 5 classic signs your HVAC system is due for a cleaning.
1. You can’t remember the last time your air filters were changed
Air filters play an instrumental role in your home’s HVAC system. They prevent dust, pollen, and other debris from entering your air ducts. But when left too long, they collect excessive amounts of these pollutants and become less effective at filtering the air. Dirty air filters are a reliable indicator of internal grime buildup. Most HVAC professionals recommend changing these filters out every few months or so when your A/C is not in daily use. Homeowners will want to change out these filters every month to 90 days in the summer months when the A/C is used the most.
2. Visible dust or mold growth on receptors or your HVAC unit
Another clear indicator your air ducts are due for a cleaning is if there are visible signs of dust and/or mold growth on external components of your HVAC unit or being found by a technician inside of your system. Some forms of mold, such as black mold, can be dangerous to your health making it essential to give your air ducts a clean as soon as possible.
3. Your home has been recently built or renovated
We all know how dirty and dusty construction sites can get and it’s very easy for those nasty particles to find their way into your home’s HVAC system. While construction workers do their best to clean up, some particles are bound to make their way into hard-to-reach places. Start fresh in your new space by scheduling an air duct cleaning to maintain optimum cleanliness.
4. Signs of a pest infestation
While to us humans air ducts are far from an ideal home, it is a paradise for rodents and other pests. If you are experiencing a current or have experienced a pest infestation of any kind, you might want to consider taking an extra step and schedule an air duct cleaning after the exterminator has finished a job to make sure no critters are still hiding up there.
5. If your home is dusty no matter how much you clean
One of the most frustrating feelings is seeing a newly cleaned surface get dirty after just being cleaned. Ugh. But if you’re noticing your lamp is noticeably dusty after just turning you back for a second, the problem might be dirty ducts.
Time To Call In The Pros
Knowing the top 5 signs your home is due for an air duct cleaning has a host of benefits. From prolonging the life of your home’s most valuable asset to improving indoor air quality, air duct cleanings are a great way to show your HVAC unit some TLC. If you’re not sure who to go to, make sure you give your local TemperaturePro a call. We’d love to help!