The ductwork in your home plays an essential role in keeping you and your family comfortable all year long. Ducts supply heat and cool air to all of the rooms in your home. When ducts become dirty or obstructed, they can cause a number of problems that affect the comfort level in your home, as well as your health and wallet.
Here are five signs your ducts may be in need of a professional cleaning:
Excessive dust and dirt. When your ducts are dirty, dust and debris can build up in the system. Warm air flowing through dirty ductwork forces contaminates, such as dust, mold spores, pet dander and pollen back into your home, which may cause respiratory difficulties for some family members. It’s important to call in the professionals to remove all dirt and debris from your ducts.
Mold. Mold grows quickly in moist dust commonly found in ductwork. If you suspect mold growth in your ducts, have them professionally cleaned to reduce the risk of developing mold-induced health issues.
Vermin infestation. No one wants to think about bugs and rodents living in their home, but your ductwork is the ideal location for their home. If you see bugs, mice or any other vermin in your ducts, it’s time to call in the pros for a thorough duct cleaning.
You have pets. Pet hair and dander can build up in the ducts of your home. Their hair may cause clogging and their dander, when released back into the home, can cause respiratory issues. Higher energy bills. When ducts are dirty or clogged, your furnace or air conditioner must work harder to cool or heat your home.