How to Know When It’s Time for Residential Duct Cleaning Pt. 2

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In the previous blog, we discussed how detectable mold and dust impact the air quality of your home and compromises your HVAC system’s components. Let’s take a look at some additional indicators you should have your home’s ducts professionally serviced.

Foul Odor

If you pick up on the scent of rotten garage, you may have a deceased animal somewhere in your system. While it may just be a mouse or injured bird that’s made its way inside, it could also be part of a more significant pest problem. If necessary, call a pest control service.

Energy Bill Spike

If your electric bill has suddenly spiked without explanation, there could be something going on with your HVAC system. If you’ve already tried the typical troubleshooting measures like changing the filter or adjusting the thermostat, then there exists another reason your HVAC system is working harder than it should.

It may be due to a motor or blower fan clogged with dirt. Since airflow is reduced, the more energy is needed for it to run, which ultimately raises your utility bill. Your ductwork may also be the source of the buildup, resulting in your system overworking itself to compensate. 

Increased Allergies

If you find that your allergies aren’t easing off as the allergy season comes to an end, there may be a secondary issue at play. If you’re suffering symptoms such as sneezing, sore throat, and itchy eyes, your air ducts may be the culprit.

Allergens and Poor Air Quality

Much like dust, allergens collect inside your ventilation systems. Each time you run the air, your system redistributes pollen and various allergens throughout your living space. If dust clogs your ducts, your system cannot cycle fresh air. Between the excess dust and allergens, you may be perpetually stuck in allergy season. The best way to combat this issue is to have the ducts serviced by a trusted duct technician.

Pet Dander

Four-legged friends, while good for the soul, can be hard on your ventilation systems. Shedding and dander can absorb into the air filters and cycle through your ductwork. On top of that, indoor-outdoor pets welcome outside particles into the house with them. Having your air ducts clean will help clear the air for you, your family, and guests that are particularly sensitive to pet dander.

For more information about how we can ensure you get the most out of your HVAC system and accompanying ductwork, contact AirWiz Duct Cleaning today!

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