Air ducts are essential in most HVAC systems. That’s because they deliver cold or hot air throughout your home and maintain the quality of your indoor air. Continuous use of air ducts can cause dust and dirt to accumulate and reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. Here are seven common issues you should be aware of that cause dirty air ducts in Lake Placid, FL.
Clogged Air Filter
One visible sign that your air ducts are dirty is a clogged air filter in your HVAC system. This is because air filters clean the air in your home’s return air vents, which may be dirty and filled with dust. This dust will remain in the air filter, and this can result in clogging.
You should clean your air filters at least once every two months. However, if you find yourself changing or cleaning your air filters too frequently, it may be a sign of dirty air ducts. Cleaning your air ducts will ensure that your air filters are working efficiently to improve your indoor air quality.
Spikes in Your Energy Bills
If your monthly energy bills are increasing without any additional energy use, this may be a sign of dirty air ducts. Dirty air ducts make your HVAC system work extra hard to cool or heat your home, which increases your energy usage. Having a professional to clean your ducts will lower your energy bills and carbon footprint.
Air ducts should supply air in your home uniformly and consistently. If you notice that there isn’t proper airflow in certain rooms of your home, your air ducts may need cleaning. Cleaning your air ducts will unblock dirt in the passages that might be causing the inconsistency.
Loud and Unusual Noises
It’s normal for your HVAC system to make some noise while operating. However, blocked or dirty air ducts will cause your air ducts to make loud and uncomfortable noises. Having your air ducts cleaned by a professional will reduce the noises and improve your home comfort, especially while sleeping at night.
Presence of Biological Growth
Biological contaminants can lead to respiratory illness and allergies. Dirty air ducts may cause these pollutants to grow in your home, and the presence of moisture in your indoor air encourages their growth.
Getting your air ducts cleaned by a professional will safeguard your home against biological contaminants and improve your health. Using a dehumidifier or a programmable thermostat will reduce unnecessary moisture in your home.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Dirty air ducts can reduce the quality of your indoor air. Bad odors in your home lead to discomfort and are often a result of rodents and insect droppings or decomposition inside your air ducts. Cleaning your air ducts will help remove any source of bad odors in your air ducts and improve your comfort.
Dust and dirt in your indoor air can also trigger allergies and respiratory problems. Dirty air ducts allow dirt into your indoor air, which impacts your health. Cleaning your air ducts will ensure that your indoor air is healthy and free from dust.
Visible Dust on the Registers and Vent Covers
Dust buildup in your home and around the vent covers is a sign that your air ducts are dirty. Dirt in the air ducts may find its way into your home and lead to dust buildup even after cleaning the exterior of the vents. Having an experienced senior service technician clean your air ducts will reduce the dust and keep your home clean.
Your air conditioner’s coil and interior may also have dust, debris or biological pollutants. This is a sign that your air ducts supplying air have dirt inside. Cleaning your air ducts will increase the efficiency of your air conditioner.
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