Dirty air ducts have a wide range of negative impacts on quality of life, including some serious health risks. In this blog entry, the air duct cleaning experts here at Power Clean Solutions will detail some of the main signs to look out for that indicate that your air ducts need to be cleaned as soon as possible, and the benefits that can be afforded by receiving professional air duct and HVAC cleaning services from a trusted, licensed technician.
Clogged Vents and Ducts
If you notice puffs of dust when your HVAC system turns on, it’s probably clogged with dirt and debris in it’s air registers.
Clogged Air Filters
If you regularly have to change heating or cooling system filters, within just a couple days of replacement, your air ducts are possibly dirty. However, we recommend changing air filters at least every few months.
Bad Smells from Air Ducts
If you notice a negative odor from your air duct system, it’s likely dirty, potentially even with an animal nest, or a decaying animal that may have fallen in.
Mold and Mildew
If you notice mildew or mold smells in your property, especially around your vent covers (mold can also be visually inspected (carefully) around the air vent covers or air conditioning units. If you have a ton of mold or mildew growth, our expert technicians will likely advise you to purchase a dehumidifier.
If your airflow is lackluster or inconsistent in your interior rooms like kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, or living rooms, your ductwork is likely clogged. Have a professional technician inspect your ductwork for dirt or other blockages.
If your home is constantly getting dirty or dusty, even right after cleaning, it’s likely that a large amount of dust is pouring out of your HVAC system, and onto your surfaces.
Higher Energy Bills
Generally, the cost of heating and cooling should be around the same every year. If you notice your bills are increasing dramatically or incessantly, it’s likely due to clogged or blocked ductwork that interferes with the efficient and stable operation of furnace heating or air conditioning cooling, both of which systems will have to work much harder to reach ideal temperature equilibrium.
New Repairs, New Construction, or New Purchase
If your home was just repaired, just built, or just purchased (if there’s no record of previous air duct cleaning,) it’s a good idea to have your air ducts cleaned. Construction and repair work, even when carried out tidily, spreads lots of dirt and debris around homes – and it’s always a good idea to start any new home or business purchase on the right foot by making sure your property is as safe, clean and tidy as possible.