The ducts in your home help your home stay warm or cool depending on the season. But have you ever thought about cleaning them? Cleaning your home’s ducts can help you stay healthy and to keep the costs down. But how do you know when it’s time to clean them? Below are five signs you should clean your ducts.
You Notice Mold
When you are seeing mold in the ducts, it means there may be some issues with them. It might mean there is problems with moisture. Having mold inside your ducts can cause serious problems with breathing and other types of health issues. If you’re noticing that there is mold inside the ducts or on any other parts of your cooling and heating system, chances are good your ducts need to be professionally cleaned.
Signs of Insect or Rodent Infestation
If you’re noticing signs of husks or shells from insects, droppings or small scratches on the sides of your home’s ducts, chances are that you have a problem with insects of rodents. This means that you should have your ducts professionally cleaned quickly.
A lot of Debris and Dirt
As time passes, debris and dirt can clog up your ducts. When your ducts are clogged, it can affect your airflow’s efficiency as well as release the pollutants into your home’s air by way of the supply registers. You should have the ducts cleaned so that the extra debris and dirt is removed.
When you’re using a furnace, fireplace or stove that burns fuel, you’re going a lot more susceptible to poisoning from carbon monoxide. To help with combating this problem it’s recommended by the EPA that you have your ducts inspected repaired and/or cleaned before the cooler weather hits.
An Inspection Recommended it
When you have preventative maintenance, it can save you lots of money as time goes by. It’s very logical to think that your ducts are going to become dirty as time goes by. You should have a regular cleaning to prevent problems that dirty ducts can cause for you and your family.
These are the five signs that you should have your air ducts clean. They can help you with your home’s efficiency and to help you and your family stay healthy. Doing preventative maintenance is important and can help you with avoiding a lot of problems.
Air Conditioning Professionals
Boyd Brothers HVAC is built on integrity, professionalism and doing the job right the first time, every time. Growing up in Southwest Florida, we understand that having a broken heating or AC system is about the last thing you want to deal with, or wait around to have serviced.