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From allergens to pet dander to viruses, bacteria, and mold, there’s a lot that can be lingering in your AC’s ductwork.
The ducts are the network of pathways and fans that move the air from the AC unit to the rooms throughout your home or business. They’re responsible for keeping the air flowing and circulating, so it’s important to ensure they’re regularly cleaned.
When ducts are not cleaned, the dirt, allergens, and other contaminants can keep circulating throughout your home. As people come into contact with the contaminants, it can cause allergic reactions, breathing problems, and aggravate chronic conditions like asthma.
This can be especially problematic for those who suffer from spring or fall allergies.
Much like maintaining other parts of your HVAC system, ductwork should be cleaned and inspected about once a year to ensure everything is working properly. If something isn’t functioning how it should, regular maintenance visits allow you to catch and treat any problems early before they can cause more damage.
If you’ve just moved into a new place or are not quite sure if you should have your ductwork cleaned, here are some telltale signs that it’s time:
Let’s set the scene: you’ve just spent all morning cleaning your place; you got into all the nooks and crannies, swept and mopped the floor, dusted and wiped down all the surfaces. By the time you’ve finished lunch, it feels like a new layer of dust is covering everything.
A perpetually dusty space is a big sign that your ducts could use a good cleaning. If your ducts are filled with dirt and dust, those particles are being moved around by circulating air and getting carried through the ducts and out through the vents into various rooms in your home.
A portion of indoor air quality and general comfort that often gets forgotten is the moisture in the air, or, humidity. Humidity that is either too high or too low can have negative impacts on health, so aim to keep your home at 30-50% humidity.
When humidity is too low, it can cause dry skin and nose bleeds, but when humidity is too high, it creates an ideal breeding group for mold, mildew, and dust mites. All of these can make allergies worse and aggravate other respiratory conditions like asthma.
If you’re living in the same place, your utility bills from year to year should stay about the same. But if you notice that yours have been steadily increasing without your usage habits changing, it could be your ducts.
In rare cases, ducts can become so dirty and clogged that air has a difficult time passing through them, meaning the AC system has to use much more energy to cool your home to the desired temperature.
The experts at TemperaturePro are happy to help get to the bottom of your HVAC issues. We’ll conduct a thorough inspection of your system and then clean your ducts with professional equipment. Call today to schedule your inspection!