Aside from regularly changing your air filters, cleaning air ducts is also a great trick for better performance of your heating and cooling system. Dirty duct is one of the possible reasons why you’re having dust problems, indoor pollution and inefficient system performance.
When should you clean your air ducts?
Small amount of dusts in the ducts however is not dangerous furthermore, it’s still better not to wait for them to build-up and cause trouble. You need to have your air ducts cleaned when:
There’s a large amount of mold build-up.
Molds grow in population when there is high moisture in a certain area, and air duct is just one of their breeding spots. Aside from the troublesome odor, molds can greatly affect the performance of the system and can even trigger respiratory illnesses and allergies.
Rodents and other insects get stock in your ducts.
HVAC units can also become a playground for rodents and other insects. Most of the time, they get stock in the air ducts and die there. They can clog the duct and cause stress in your system. If not removed, they can cause system breakdown.
There’s a large amount of dusts and debris in the duct.
Clean your air ducts when there is large amount of dust and dirt accumulation. Don’t wait until the duct is completely clogged or you start to notice dust and dirt coming out of your registers and vents.
Benefits Of Cleaning Your Ducts
Cleaning air ducts can help reduce pet dander, mildew, mold spores and other allergens which greatly bring discomfort especially to the members of the family who are prone to allergies and respiratory diseases.
Improved Air Flow
Dust and dirt build-up blocking the air duct can cause your system to double its effort and work longer to cool or heat your home. Bring back the proper flow of air in the system and save yourself from high energy bill by keeping the duct clean.
Extended Equipment Lifespan
Keeping your air ducts clean is one of the best thing to do if you want to maximize and extend the lifespan of your system. Dirty ducts are one of the major causes of system breakdown and early unit replacement.
If you have problems with your air ducts, the professionals at Environmental Heating and Cooling can help.