Is It Time to Schedule Air Duct Cleaning?

March 25, 2020

A clean house is a happy and healthy house. Less dust and dirt floating around inside means you’re breathing healthier air. It also keeps your HVAC system running smoothly and problem free. Dust accumulation can also affect your ductwork. You don’t need to be an expert to find a problem with your ducts, as long as you’re on the lookout for the following signs. If you notice any of these, you need to schedule an appointment with an air duct cleaning service in Chalmette, LA.

Mold in your HVAC system

Dirty ductwork may be the reason why there is mold growth in your furnace or air conditioning system. To prevent mold growth, your HVAC system needs to be cleaned and serviced from time to time by a certified HVAC professional. Ideally, you should have two maintenance service visits each year: one that focuses on the furnace, and one that addresses the air conditioner. Service visits are important because both units can develop condensation that can turn into mold.

If an inspection shows mold growing somewhere in your HVAC system, you should then contact a mold expert. Your HVAC technician can check the ductwork to see if there’s mold inside as well. Whether or not mold is growing inside your ductwork, if there is mold growing on your system’s furnace or air conditioner, it’s wise to have the ducts cleaned just to be safe.

Your home always seems dusty

Dusting and vacuuming should be a part of your weekly house cleaning routine. When done right, a good dusting session should leave your living space dust-free for at least a few days. That said, if you notice the flat surfaces in your house coated in a new layer of dust shortly after cleaning, you might need to have your ductwork cleaned.

A way to check this yourself is to look at the supply and return vents in all the rooms. You just cleaned, so there shouldn’t be visible dust and dirt. Next, remove the vent cover to the duct. See if the metal is covered in dust. If so, contact your local duct cleaners to schedule service.

You recently completed a renovation project

All home renovation projects produce some amount of dust and airborne debris. Even if you or your contractor closed off the work area, dust will find a way in, and using your HVAC during a renovation project will suck debris into the ductwork. Having your air ducts cleaned after a major renovation is a great idea, especially since unhealthy particles are found in construction dust.

High heating or cooling bills

Although there may be several reasons why your energy bills have spiked, one reason you probably haven’t considered is the fact that your ductwork is dirty. Ductwork that is clogged with dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander and other debris can hinder proper airflow and cause your central heater or cooler to not be as efficient as it should be. Restricted airflow will force your HVAC system to work harder to maintain the desired temperature.

Don’t wait long to contact JMB A/C & Heating LLC for HVAC maintenance in Chalmette, LA. Let us clean your home’s or commercial building’s ductwork today!

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