The ducting that runs throughout your home is a necessary component for both your home cooling and heating systems. It helps to ensure that airflow adequately reaches all the rooms throughout your home so that they can be maintained at a comfortable temperature for you and your family. From time to time, your ducting will need to undergo duct cleaning by a licensed professional to ensure optimal HVAC system performance.
A common indicator that your ducting is reaching the point where it needs to be properly cleaned out is when your home starts to accumulate excessive dust. You’ll notice that you need to dust your surfaces more often than usual, even though you keep your doors and windows shut throughout the day. Since air is constantly flowing throughout your ductwork, it will pick up dust from different areas of your home and redistribute it to other areas. One quick look at the grates on the vents in each room should be able to reveal if you have an excessive amount of dust buildup.
Constant Allergy Flare-Ups
If you have seasonal allergies, this summertime can be a real problem for you. However, when you start to notice that you’re having more allergy flare-ups while you’re in the comfort of your own home, it can be quite concerning. Many times, this is simply because your ducting has accumulated too many airborne allergens. Just like we previously talked about the dust being recirculated throughout your home, the airborne allergens can be redistributed as well. This will constantly kick up your allergies and cause more consistent flare-ups over time.
Constantly Clogged Air Filter
Your HVAC system has an air filter that is responsible for trapping unwanted airborne allergens and particles. As it works to collect unwanted airborne debris, it will reach the end of its lifespan and need to be replaced. Most homeowners will replace their HVAC filter every two to three months during routine maintenance. If you’ve noticed that your filter needs to be replaced more often, it’s likely a sign that your ducting is filled with unwanted debris and needs to be cleaned by a professional.
Another stark indicator that your ducting needs to be cleaned is that you constantly experience a musty odor inside your home. This is typically the result of mold and mildew growing inside your ductwork. Calling in a professional to have it cleaned will help to remove the mold and mildew and get rid of that very unpleasant smell that is circulating throughout your home.
Uneven Air Distribution
Your HVAC system is specifically designed to provide an ambient temperature throughout all the different rooms of your home. Whenever you start to notice that certain rooms are not being kept at the same temperatures as others, it can be an indication that there’s too much debris inside of your ductwork. Having it cleaned will help to remove that excess debris and allow for more airflow so that your home can go back to having the same ambient temperature throughout all its rooms.
No homeowner likes to think about unwanted pests entering their home. However, it does happen from time to time, and responding quickly is the key to keeping these infestations under control. If you’ve noticed that you have a pest or rodent infestation in any of your air ducting, it’s imperative that you get all your ductwork cleaned. It won’t take very long for the remnants from the infestation to be circulated throughout all the ducting in your home.
You Moved Into a New Home
When you first move into a new home, it’s a good idea to invest in duct cleaning services. Unless you know when the previous owners had the ductwork last cleaned, it’s likely that there’s going to be a buildup of debris inside of the ducting left by the previous owners. Getting your ducting cleaned will help to provide you with a fresh slate to where you can start keeping track of how often your ducting will need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Most professionals recommend having it cleaned every three to five years.
Excellent Duct Cleaning Services
Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. offers duct cleaning services throughout Northglenn, CO and the surrounding areas. We can also help with all your commercial, heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly and knowledgeable service technicians.