There are plenty of factors that might mess with your home comfort this season. For example, maybe your kids are enjoying the cooler temperatures and keep running outside and forgetting to close the door. Or maybe there is a battle over the thermostat for the “right” temperature setting. While we can’t help with issues like these, we can offer services that address a different problem that might mess with your home comfort: dirty ductwork.
Your ductwork is responsible for delivering the temperature-controlled air that your HVAC system creates. However, if your ducts are jam-packed with dirt and other debris, it can create problems for your comfort and your indoor air quality. And trust us, we know that trying to get comfortable while having a sneezing fit is impossible. That is why we want you to be aware of the warning signs that your ducts have a dirt problem so you know when to reach out to us for help.
How to Tell Your Ducts Are Getting Too Dirty
While your ductwork may not be visible, that doesn’t mean it will never encounter a problem. Dirt and debris can build up inside your ductwork and create problems for your home comfort. Here are some of the warnings signs that you may need to consider scheduling duct cleaning services to address clogged ductwork:
- There is visible dust coming from your vents. When you run your HVAC system, do you notice dust blown out of the vents? If so, this is an indicator that there is an excessive amount of debris built up in the ductwork.
- People at home are having issues with allergies or respiratory problems. Are you or someone else in your home struggling with increased allergies or respiratory trouble? This can be caused by poor indoor air quality which is created when additional dust and debris are blown around your home. Cleaning your ducts can help address this.
- Airflow is weaker than usual. Believe it or not, built-up dust and dirt can hinder the airflow from your HVAC system. This means that not only will the air be dirty but also airflow won’t be as strong. This in turn will make it harder for you to get your home comfortable.
Addressing Dirty Ductwork
It might sound like taking care of the dirt built up in your ducts is a simple task you can handle with a microfiber cloth. This would be the wrong conclusion. Your ducts require attention from a trained professional who knows how to remove all that build-up without letting any of it get into your house. At the same time, a pro can clean your ducts without causing any harm to them, allowing them to operate more efficiently and effectively than before.
If you need help addressing dirty ductwork or any other issues with your comfort, make sure you turn to the pros on our team to get the job done right.
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