5 Warning Signs That Your Home’s Air Ducts Need to be Cleaned
A clean house is satisfying but it often feels that we are in a constant uphill battle to keep up to date with our chores and ensure we tidy our home. It’s often the tasks we cannot see that are put off the longest.
Residential duct cleaning falls into that category. Despite the cost savings and health benefits that come with cleaning the air ducts in your home, we often leave them to get dirty for the sole reason of not being able to see them.
Since this leads to a wide range of lost benefits, here are five signs that could signal your home is in need of a professional air duct cleaning:
1 - Your energy bills are constantly rising
Unless any dramatic changes are made to the number of people living in your home, your energy bills should be fairly predictable from month to month. However, are you finding that your energy bills are constantly increasing?
Since your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit makes up the vast majority of your energy bills, not cleaning your ducts can have a serious impact on the amount you pay each month. In fact, cleaning your air ducts will lead to significant savings.
2 - Visible debris inside your ducts
It’s unlikely you will ever look into the ducts of your HVAC unit, but in actual fact this will give you a fantastic insight into whether your ductwork needs cleaning. If there is dust, pet dander, and other debris built up inside your ducts after taking off an air register, you’ll know instantly that your ducts need cleaning.
It’s possible that this debris may be superficial and you can clean it yourself. Simply remove the dust or debris that you can see from around the opening of the duct, if you find that more appears in the next few days then it’s likely you’ll need a professional cleaning.
3 - You are constantly cleaning dust from your house
Cleaning dust from your home isn’t the most enjoyable of chores, but if your ducts are dirty then you will be cleaning dust from your house a lot. In fact, you may even see a little cloud of dust come out from your HVAC unit when it comes on.
4 - Your home has recently undergone a renovation
If you are currently undergoing a major renovation in your home then you will know full-well that construction is incredibly messy. It’s likely that this mess will affect your air duct as well, with dust and debris making its way into your indoor air stream.
This is particularly bad as construction debris can contain particulates that will affect your health and make the air in your home uncomfortable to breathe. If you think that a construction project may have had an effect on your home’s air ducts, then call a professional duct cleaning company, such as Georgian Duct Cleaning, today.
5 - Your suffering from respiratory problems
Is your family suffering from unexplained health issues, such as allergies, sinus concerns, asthma or any other respiratory problems? It could be the excessive dirt and debris in your HVAC unit that’s causing the problem.
Since air cycles through your home an average of seven times a day, dirty air ducts will lead to incredibly poor indoor air quality. An increase in asthma attacks, coughing, sneezing or wheezing could be a sign that your air ducts are recirculating debris and toxins throughout your home.
Want to learn more about when you should get your air ducts cleaned, or simply want to enquire about a quote? Contact Georgian Duct Cleaning today. Our team of experts would be more than happy to answer any questions that you have.