Air Ducts require regular maintenance and proper care to help ensure good operation and longer equipment life. It is important to clean your HVAC system on a regular basis to keep them dust, dirt and mold free. By cleaning your system regularly there is a much greater chance that it will operate more efficiently.
Cleaning your air ducts can remove dust or large obstructions in your ductwork. With less obstruction in your air ducts, it is easier for the air to flow through you home and deliver the air to your home’s living spaces. Any major blockage that is created in your air ducts can hamper your air flow and mean higher energy costs down the road.
Some things to watch for to tell if you need to get your air ducts clean include…
Insect bodies or rodent droppings: If you notice insects or rodent droppings in your air ducts that is a good sign they should be cleaned. Having insect bodies or rodent droppings in your ducts can result in them circulating in the air in your home but it could also be a sign insects have nested in your air ducts.
Mold Infestation: If you begin to notice a moldy or musty smell coming from your air ducts you may want to have an HVAC technician inspect your air ducts, they could have mold in them. Mold can develop when moisture gets trapped and could be damaging to your overall HVAC system.
Duct Obstructions: if you notice that your HVAC ductwork in your home has a lot of dust or debris it may be a sign it is time to clean out your ducts.