The cold months are upon us and the heat is on… but when’s the last time your air ducts were cleaned?
Dirty ducts are bad for a number reasons. In addition to reducing the lifetime of your heating and cooling system, dirty air ducts are a magnet for unwanted pests and smelly mold, can wreak havoc on your respiratory system, and – if left too long without maintenance – can end up costing you big time.
Here are five signs that it might be time to schedule an air duct cleaning:
1. Your Energy Bill Is Higher Than Usual
Your heating and cooling system requires regularly scheduled maintenance. Without this maintenance, certain parts will become dirty and worn down, meaning your system has to work twice as hard to its job. The easiest way to spot this? Your energy bill.
2. Your Allergy Symptoms Are Worse
It’s the cold season, so why are your allergies so bad? Poor indoor air quality may be the culprit. If you notice your coughing and sneezing every time the heat kicks on, it’s time to schedule a cleaning.
3. Your Ducts Are Dirty
Take a look at your air panels since you cleaned them last. See all that dirt? Now imagine what’s in your ducts… big yikes!
4. … Or Noisy!
Noisy air ducts are generally a sign that something is wrong, whether it’s dirt, a warped part, or a worn system. To determine if your system needs a cleaning or other maintenance, we recommend scheduling a tune-up. From there, your heating and cooling professional can help provide insights and suggestions so you can make the best decision for you and your home or business.
5. … Or Smelly!
When your heat kicks on for the first time (or two) after no use, there’s likely a bit of a smell, but if that smell persists or worsens we highly recommend calling in a professional. At best, your system is just a little musty. At worst? Mold is growing rampant in your ducts.
Breathe Easy With Absolute Heat & Air
The three most important methods of improving indoor air quality are source removal, air cleaning, and increased ventilation. By reducing the presence of airborne debris like pollen, mites, dust, and even mold, you help to prevent ailments in yourself and your family members. We can evaluate your indoor air quality and provide you with advice on how to improve the situation. Make your appointment today, for the love and health of your family.
Absolute Heat & Air is dedicated to providing superior heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services to the Northern Texas and Northwest Arkansas area. Have questions or need services? Give us a call: TX: 940-736-7455, AR: 479-531-1964.