Keep Your Ducts Clean and Improve System Efficiency. HVAC
We’ve all heard the saying, “out of sight, out of mind.”Unfortunately, if you’re like most busy homeowners, this phrase may ring too true when it comes to your air conditioning and heating ducts. Your home may have dirty, poorly maintained ducts, with the negative effects showing up every month on your energy bills.
Following are some signs that it may be time to clean your ducts:
- Mold – If mold can be seen on any part of your heating and cooling equipment, that means that mold spores are likely to be floating around in your air. Not only is this unhealthy to breathe, but it usually means there is moisture or other problems present in your ductwork that a professional cleaning will detect and resolve.
- Critters – The presence of mice, rats and insects in your ducts can mean the system is not in good overall condition and there are probably blockages. These pests may also be building nests and leaving waste in your ducts that make your equipment inefficient.
- Dust and debris – If you notice dust and particles, the air is not moving smoothly through the system. Metal ductwork is designed specifically to allow air to flow through unimpeded and any buildup makes the entire system work harder to produce the same amount of air flow.
- Moisture – If there’s moisture, it needs to be removed immediately. Moisture encourages mold growth, adds humidity to your air and often signals larger problems. Leaks and poor connections between ducts are likely to be present if moisture is getting into your ducts. A professional cleaning can find these issues and fix them since sealant is often included in the service.
While regular duct cleaning is usually not necessary, there is no question that a thorough cleaning can help efficiency if problems exist. If you clean your ducts and address these issues, it will not only allow the air to flow through more easily but it will help prevent larger problems.
If you would like more information about the benefits of Ducts Clean in your home, contact DeMark Home Ontario
Call us today at 647-847-2998