“When should I have the HVAC ducts in my home cleaned? Is the service worth it?” Due to growing concerns and issues surrounding poor indoor air quality, many homeowners are asking these questions. While having your ductwork cleaned is one of the most effective ways to improve your indoor air quality, it’s not necessarily something that needs to be on your regular home maintenance list. Tallahassee Air sides with the EPA on the issue: we recommend cleaning the ducts and HVAC unit if they are contaminated. So how do you know if your unit is contaminated? Eskimo Joe wants to share 3 warning signs you can watch out for!
1. Contaminants, Excessive Dust and Debris
If noticeable contaminants such as debris, pet hair, or odors are being released into your home through your ducts, it’s time to have your ducts cleaned. If you haven’t had your ductwork examined in years, it’s possible that the walls are lined with dust, animal hair and other debris. When you run your air conditioner, chunks of this filthy lining can detach from the duct walls, contaminating the air you breathe. Let Tallahassee Air clean this debris from your ducts so the contaminants aren’t blown into your home!
2. Visible Mold Growth
It’s important to conduct a visual inspection of the ductwork; if there is visible mold growth inside the ductwork, its time for a cleaning! If you spot wet insulation, this could be another sign that mold is growing around your ductwork. This insulation will have to be removed and replaced or else the problem will continue coming back. Mold colonies growing within your air ducts could send spores into the air every time you run the air conditioner. Get your ducts cleaned for safer air and a healthier you!
3. Animal Infestation
This symptom can be visible, but it’s often the audible part that first catches a homeowner’s attention. If you hear scurrying, flapping or buzzing, you may have a vermin problem in your ducts! After having the animals cleared out, it’s time for a good duct cleaning to remove any animal droppings and nest or hive remnants.
Do you think its time for the ducts in your home to be cleaned?
Enjoy cleaner air and a healthier home with duct cleaning from Tallahassee A/C and Electrical. Call Eskimo Joe at 850-702-5550 to schedule your duct cleaning!