Check your vents for air ducts cleaning?
- Have you noticed little wisps of dust puffing out from an air duct every time you turn on your home’s HVAC system?
- Have you seen dust or pet hair trapped in a vent?
- Is there dust coating the grill on the return air registers?
All of these could be indications that your home’s duct work might be due for a thorough air ducts clean. Inside your HVAC system, fine dust collects on air duct surfaces, vents, motors, and coils. Flakes of dead skin, hair, and pet dander catch onto the dust, and before too long this process creates a dense, mat-like environment where bacteria, mold, dust mites, and allergens can flourish. Air filters remove most of these from the air stream, but not for all parts of the HVAC system. That’s why it’s important to periodically check the condition of your air ducts to see if they could use air ducts cleaning being completed.
Here are some indicators of Dirty Air Ducts
- Open one of your vent covers and see if it contains dirt, debris, or matted dust.
- Pull out the air filter, if it is clogged with dust your air flow is being chocked off. This lets dust settle and build up in the return ductwork
- Examine the return air register for dust buildup
- Open the furnace compartment. Examine the blower fan and motor for dust. The more dust you see the bigger problem this could be.
- Look at your air conditioning coil. If the coil is dusty then the air filter has not been working properly.
These are just some reasons you may need your air ducts cleaning.
Studies have shown that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times MORE polluted than outside air. Most disposable filters remove about 10% of these pollutants allowing 90% to enter the air system, even during the construction of a new home. The pollutants contain dust, pollen, mold spores, animal dander and much more. These materials collect in the furnace, air conditioner and duct surfaces, just as they do on the furniture and floor surfaces. The furniture and floor are cleaned regularly but the duct surfaces are hidden from view and can only be reached by specialized duct cleaning equipment. These pollutants can migrate out into the room again, or become a food source for mold and bacteria, which can thrive in this dark comfortable environment from high humidity or moisture from the air conditioner or humidifiers. Biological growth can release mold spores or toxins into the air system.
We at Action Heating and Air Conditioning specialize in cleaning your air ducts. Please visit our website at www.callaction.net to meet our team and to learn more about us.