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How Do I Know If My Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned?

Jul 21


You know you have certain responsibilities as a homeowner. Some tasks are completed without you even realizing it. Some can be completed with a reminder system like an iCalendar. One of those reminders should be for air duct cleaning.

Is it necessary to clean your air ducts? "Necessary", no. Recommendation: Yes. It is not necessary to clean your air ducts. It is a good idea, and if done correctly, can be very helpful in certain situations. A house that has filthy air ducts and is infested by rodents or insects.

You wouldn't question the necessity of air duct cleaning if you could see the mold and mildew growth in your HVAC system and around the mechanical components. Most homeowners are unable to tolerate the disgustingness of vent and air duct cleaning.

What happens to your air ducts if they aren't cleaned?

If you're one of the homeowners who doesn't think air duct cleaning is beneficial for your home, consider this: Have allergies or congestion ever affected anyone in your house? Are you feeling lethargic? Dirty air ducts could be causing you to feel lethargic. You may also be suffering from the effects of dirty air ducts.

  • Dirty air ducts can smell.

    Mold and mildew can build up in your air ducts, creating a musty stench throughout your home. Regular cleaning of your air ducts will ensure that mold and mildew are removed and that the odor is gone.
  • Dirty air filters can make your indoor environment very dirty.

    Regular cleaning of the air ducts has been shown to improve the health and well-being of the entire house. Regular air duct cleaning is the best way to improve your pulmonary health.
  • Dusty air ducts are a cause of sore throats, allergies, colds, and coughing.

    Regular air duct cleaning can make your home's air quality drop dramatically. People with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues will be more likely to get sick if their air ducts are dirty. This is particularly true for the elderly and children.
  • Rodents and insects can live in dirty air ducts.

    Insects and rodents can nest in your air ducts, creating a nuisance. They also carry diseases that pose a serious threat to your health.
  • The number one reason for the "sick building syndrome" is dirty air ducts.

    Yes, it is true. When air duct cleaning is neglected, allergens, pollen, and pet dander get trapped in the ducts. This stuff will eventually blow out and spread throughout your home, especially if the air ducts get used.
  • Dirty air ducts accelerate the aging process.

    We feel tired when we can't breathe well. But we don't realize that it's because we're not breathing well. The entire family is inhaling contaminated air because they have not had an air duct cleaning done. It is more common to be tired than to get 8 hours of good quality sleep.
  • Your HVAC system's efficiency will be affected if your air ducts are dirty.

    If you don't clean your air ducts, dirt and debris build-up and can cause problems with your HVAC system. This dirt and debris can contaminate the air, increasing the risk of developing health problems.

How can professionals clean air ducts?

To clean your home's intake and return ducts, professional air duct cleaners use specialized brushes and vacuums. An air duct cleaning includes cleaning the coils, fans, and grilles as well as the housing, motors, and fans throughout the HVAC system.

How can I clean my air ducts myself?

If you are not sure if your home requires an  air duct cleaning service but have a limited budget, you may be able to do the duct cleaning yourself. It's not an easy job and can take more time than you might expect. Plan for a full day. You should be prepared for bugs, mildew, and mold as well as rodents or other vermin. Professionals use the same equipment and supplies, so don't expect to get the same results.


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