Professional ductwork cleaning substantially improves the air quality and energy efficiency of your home. Reduced equipment maintenance costs are also another benefit. To know when your ducts need professional cleaning, look for the following warning signs.
Your Vent Covers Are Dirty
Dirty vent covers are among the easiest signs to spot. If you see layers of dust on your vent covers, this is an indication that you need duct cleaning. Dust and grime that are inside your ducts accumulate on your vent covers when air blows through the vents, an indication that the inside of your ducts are dirty.
You Are Battling Rodents
If you have a rodent problem, you need to have your ducts checked and cleaned by a professional. Rodents love hiding inside air ducts, and they also leave behind their bad odors. When your HVAC system runs, these odors circulate throughout your home and can potentially cause illness when inhaled.
You or Others in Your Home Are Contending With Respiratory Problems
While many things can cause respiratory problems, dirty ductwork can exacerbate symptoms. Dust and other pollutants accumulating in your ductwork will circulate, diminishing the air quality in your home. Respiratory symptoms can worsen to the point of needing medical attention.
You Find Biological Growth
Biological growth, such as spores and fungi, poses several dangers. Biological spores can produce allergy symptoms, such as watery eyes and sinus difficulties. More severe symptoms include fatigue and skin rashes. Long-term exposure can lead to severe illness or even death. If your HVAC system smells musty when it’s running, you should have both your HVAC system and your ductwork cleaned to ensure those spores do not circulate in the air.
Temperatures Are Uneven Throughout Your Home
If your system has been serviced recently, but temperatures are uneven throughout your home, dirty ductwork is likely the culprit. The buildup of dirt and grime can prevent air from flowing freely through the air ducts.
Excessive Amounts of Dust Throughout Your Home
If you vacuum and dust frequently and still find a disproportionate amount of dust in your home, you should get your ductwork cleaned. Professional ductwork cleaning will significantly decrease dust buildup, so surfaces remain clean in your home for longer.
If you have never had your ducts cleaned or if it has been some time since you hired a professional who specializes in duct cleaning, you should schedule an appointment for service. To ensure your Dothan, AL home remains clean, comfortable, and safe, contact Prime HVAC for our top-notch duct cleaning service.