How To Tell If Your Ductwork Needs Cleaning
Is your ductwork dirty and dusty? Have you seen dust coming from your ductwork through the vents every time the air conditioning or heat is turned on? Is there dust coating the vents and returns of your grill or return air register? These may be signs that your ductwork needs cleaning.
Reasons Your Ductwork Needs Cleaning
- Dust collects in your ductwork, duct surface, vents, motors, and coils. Pet dander, dead skin, hair and other particles catch on to the dust creating an environment where bacteria, mold, mildew and allergens can thrive. Air filters remove most of this from the air stream, but not for all of the parts of your HVAC system. It is important to check your ductwork periodically to see if your ductwork needs cleaning.
- Dust and dirt spread quicker in a home with dirty ductwork. No matter how often you dust and clean your home, if your ductwork is dirty, fine contaminants, including bacteria and allergens, could flow from room to room and possibly cause health issues.
- Another reason you want to make sure your ductwork stays clean is for energy savings. Dirt and dust restrict the flow of your HVAC system’s heating and cooling. In the winter, heat exchangers cannot warm as efficiently is there is dirt and dust clogging it. The same in the Summer months. If your condensing coils are clogged your air conditioner will not be able to cool as well. This will cause your energy cost to rise.
Changing your air filters on a regular basis can help keep your air clean and help prevent dust and dirt in your ductwork. Any blockage that is in your ductwork will prevent the air to flow properly. So always remember, the easier it is for the air to flow through your air ducts, the better your air quality will be and the better your system will perform.
Contact Air Hawk Heating and Cooling at 813-929-HAWK OR 727-SAME-DAY to find out if your ductwork needs cleaning. We will be glad to help you with all your HVAC needs. We are open 7 days a week and offer same-day service.