The quality of the air inside your home is just as important as the temperature. Air duct cleaning is a service that you can add to your regular AC maintenance appointment. It offers a variety of benefits for your air conditioner, your home, and your family. The question is, how do you know when you need air duct cleaning?
You can keep reading to learn more about the signs of dirty air ducts. Then give our team a call to schedule an air duct cleaning in Hagerstown, MD. Ideally, you want to schedule an air duct cleaning, at least once a year to stay ahead of dust and dirt buildup.
If you have to wipe down surfaces in your home more frequently, that is a big indicator that your ductwork is dusty. When the dust settles in your ductwork, it stirs back up and mixes with the conditioned air every time your air conditioner turns on for a cooling cycle.
The problem is, if dirt is getting into your system, it is only getting worse as time passes. As some dust and dirt blow back out into your home, more enters your ductwork. And these particles of dust can also carry allergens, viruses, bacteria, and even mold and mildew spores. So the problem is not just an inconvenience. It’s actually a detriment to your family’s health.
Increase in Allergy Symptoms
If you have noticed that the people in your home are getting sick more often, dirty ductwork may be to blame. When you combine dusty surfaces with the dark and potentially moist environment of your air ducts, you get the perfect breeding ground for dangerous microorganisms, including mold and mildew spores.
When the spores blow back out into your home, and you breathe them in, they can increase your chances of getting sick or suffering from allergies. Pay attention and you may even notice that your symptoms worsen when you are at home. If this is the case, you need to schedule an air duct cleaning. If your air ducts are particularly dirty or affected by mold and mildew growth, we may also recommend sanitizing them.
Lack of Cool Air
If it seems like your air conditioner is not working, as well as that one’s dead, you may be experiencing other problems with your ductwork. Air can escape through the tiniest holes and cracks in your ductwork. Your ductwork is made up of a series of connected parts and the seals between these parts can come loose over time.
If cool air is escaping before it reaches the walls of your home, dust and dirt are also able to get in through the same holes. When you schedule an air duct cleaning appointment, we can also check your ductwork for any signs of damage that may be allowing dust and dirt into the system. We can make recommendations for repairing or replacing portions of your ductwork to prevent the problem from continuing on.
To schedule your air duct cleaning service, contact Premier HVAC Services today!