How to Know When it’s Time to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
Cleaning your air duct is essential to keeping peak health and having them cleaned often will help improve the overall quality of air in your home. Here are the key considerations you must make when deciding if you should have your air ducts cleaned:
- Mold growth: it is inevitable that at some point there is going to be mold growth within your duct system. So keep an eye out for it and when it reaches high levels then you need to have it cleared out. Spotting mold growth may be hard to do, but checking around your air vent is a good start. If you’re unsure about the mold potential in your home, hiring a professional service to carry out a thorough inspection will be required.
- Vermin: some ducts might be infested with vermin such as insects and rodents. Clearing these out might not be for the faint of heart. However, it is a job that needs to be completed if you are to have peace of mind in your home, get the most out of your air conditioning, and have the best air quality.
- Clogged ducts: it’s important for ductwork to be unclogged so that the air is ventilated properly and not overworking your air conditioner, which leads to a higher electric bill. If you notice a build-up of dust and debris then have the ductwork cleaned out.
Check out our duct cleaning section for more information and how you can have the cleanest air possible.