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November 30, 2021

Clean Your Ducts When These Signs Appear


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Air duct cleaning is an essential service to your home, to keep its air quality clean and safe. Accumulation of harmful contaminants can cause many health issues. Air ducts are also important to the heating and cooling of your home. Having a professional perform air duct cleaning is the only way to ensure that your home maintains clean air and that your HVAC system works properly. There are several signs that may appear to let you know that it’s time for an air duct cleaning.

Dust and Debris

An obvious sign that your air ducts need to be cleaned, is the visible sign of accumulated dust and debris on your vents. This shows that air is not flowing properly and filtering out these particles leading to buildup on the vents. There may also be more visible dust on the furniture around your home. When you notice this, it is time to have an air duct cleaning. This service will clean the air ducts and prevent the dust from settling onto surfaces in your home.

Health Issues

If you notice an increase in allergy or asthma symptoms or headaches and congestion, this can be caused by the air you are breathing in your home. When your air ducts are dirty, harmful contaminants like dust, dander, mold, and mildew buildup inside your air ducts and then get circulated through your home. Having your air ducts cleaned can alleviate these symptoms and improve the air quality in your home.

Unpleasant Odors

Your home should smell clean and fresh, but if you notice any unpleasant odors or musty and moldy smells from your vents, then it’s probable time for a professional cleaning of your air ducts. The buildup of any pollutants in your air ducts and air filter can produce smells throughout the air in your home. Cleaning the air ducts and having the air filter replaced can eliminate these smells and have your home’s air smelling cleaner.

Higher Energy Bills

If your energy bills seem higher than usual, then your HVAC system is having to work harder due to the air ducts being clogged and dirty. When air ducts are uncleaned, more energy must be used to force air through to heat or cool your home. We want our homes to be comfortable in the winter and summer, so it is important to have your air ducts clean for your heating and cooling system to work properly. When your system is clean it can work at its best, using less energy and in turn saving you money on your utility bill.

If you notice any of the signs, then it may be time for you to have your air ducts cleaned by a professional. This cleaning should be done regularly every 1 to 2 years. This will keep your home’s air quality clean, your system running properly to avoid costly repairs and keep your energy bills lower. Contact Duct Dudes to have one of our professional technicians perform your next cleaning. We guarantee your home’s air to be clean and comfortable!