The air ducts in your home provide a very important function. They circulate the air from your air cooling system into and out of each room, which allows for consistent interior comfort regardless of the season. The air circulation in your ducts is the same air you and your family breathe when you are indoors. Therefore, you want this air to be as clean as possible. Here are 5 signs that it may be time to have your ducts cleaned.
Visible dust. If you can see dust or even dirt coming out of your vents while the system is on, you have probably neglected your AC maintenance for a while. This visible dust and other invisible micro elements then circulate in your air. If you also dust your furniture regularly but still have dust over your tabletops and counters within days, there is dust in your ducts. The more dust and debris in your ducts, the more in your home.
Allergies. If you or your family members are having unexplained or worsened allergy, sinus, asthma, or other respiratory problems, excessive allergens and pollutants in your HVAC system may be the cause of the problem.
Visible mould and mildew. Mould can grow anywhere, and it’s especially common if you live in a humid climate. Mould exposure in homes has been linked to many health issues like throat irritation, eye infection, coughing or wheezing, and in some cases, skin allergies and reactions. People with mould allergies may also have severe reactions that require medical attention. Mould grows and spreads through spores, which can be picked up by your HVAC system and circulated around your home, promoting further growth.
Poor smell. Unfamiliar smell and odour in your home can be also linked to the cleanness of your AC system, so if you think something smells off after switching your cooling system on, consult a specialist and book an inspection. It is highly likely that mould is circulated through the air vents.
Increased energy bills. If you notice an increase in your energy bill, and there is no explanation for the spike, your HVAC system may be dirty, which reduces the system’s efficiency.
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