4 Signs That Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

We rely on our HVAC systems to keep us comfortable all year long, but chances are you don’t spend much time thinking about the ac ductwork. These tips can keep you from neglecting the care and maintenance of your air ducts.

Having your air conditioning ducts professionally cleaned has a plethora of benefits for you and your family, from cleaner air in your home and better health for your family to lower utility costs. If you notice any of these four warning signs, then it may be time to call in our professionals at Fresh Air Technologies to get your air ducts working properly while protecting your air quality and family’s health.

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Increased Dust Inside Your Home

If you have noticed an abnormal amount of dust in your home than usual, your air ducts could be the problem. If your ac ducts are filled with dirt and debris, that stuff will find its way into your home.

If you find yourself putting more work in to keep your home clean, it may be time to have your air conditioning ducts professionally cleaned and serviced.

Pest Infestation

Your air ducts are ideal for mice and bugs to reside. If you have had a pest infestation in the past, chances are good they also infested your ac ductwork.

The rodents and bugs may be gone, but what they leave behind is still in your air ducts and releasing harmful contaminants into the air in your home. Having your ducts cleaned now can remove all traces of your past pest infestation.

Visible Mold

Signs of mold or issues within your air conditioner duct may be hard to spot, but you can look for signs on the outside of the duct. A visible inspection of your air ducts should take place one to two times a year. When you conduct a visible inspection, look for mold or mildew.

If you see any mold or mildew spots on the outside of the ac ducts, it is time to call for professional air duct cleaning. If you can see mold on the outside of your air ducts, you probably have mold spores in the air, and those spores could create serious health problems for you and your family.

Problems with Duct Insulation

Incorporating insulation into your air duct can improve the efficiency of your duct and can lead to lower HVAC costs however, the insulation can also be an early warning sign. You should check the insulation during the visual inspections of your HVAC system, looking for flaking, damp, or otherwise damaged areas.

If you notice that the insulation is wet or damp, it is time to contact a professional about a thorough air duct cleaning. The quality of the air inside your home depends on the cleanliness of your air conditioning ducts. If you notice any of the four problem signs listed above, it is time to contact an air duct cleaning professional.

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Why You Should Consider Cleaning Your Ducts Today

Now that you know the warning signs, you might want to assess whether it’s worth it to get your air ducts professionally cleaned. The viability and advisability of professional ac duct cleaning will vary from home to home, so it is important to take your HVAC system into account before moving forward.

If you can see visible signs of a problem with your heating and cooling system, such as your air duct are filled with dirt and debris, or you see mold growing, it is time to contact a professional.

Homeowners don’t usually think of their air ducts, but those hidden ac ducts play a vital role in your indoor air quality and your heating and cooling costs. If you cannot recall when the last time your air ducts were professionally cleaned, consider scheduling a thorough cleaning today.

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Frank Alexander
Frank Alexander
16:48 23 Oct 23
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Makhi Mitchell
Makhi Mitchell
00:55 18 Nov 19
Amazing work. Bought a house built in the 60s that had never had ducts cleaned. Before and after pictures blew me away. Crew was so professional. Recommend Highly!
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Renee Shumaker
02:32 15 Jul 18
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Florencio Solano
Florencio Solano
22:26 17 Aug 17
I recently discovered a mild mold problem in my crawlspace and begin my search for a company to remediate. Fresh Air Tech. seemed to have the best treatment plan for my situation and was the most competitive when it came down to the price. I had the mold removed/sprayed with prevention chemicals, crawlspace cleaned with a new vapor barrier and a dehumidifier installed. I didn't know what to expect never having to deal with this before but I can ensure you these guys do not cut corners and did an excellent job. The cleaning crew (3 guys) arrived about 8AM and were under the house until about 4:45PM cleaning and sanding taking a quick 30 minute lunch break around noon. They returned the next day to install the vapor barrier and to finish cleaning up. The dehumidifier also comes with a monitor that displays the temp and moisture level down in the crawlspace which i thought was pretty cool. Excellent job, thanks again team.
Gary Young
Gary Young
03:16 14 Aug 17
Great company - thanks Neil & team for a job well done!
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Carl Zimmerman
15:31 26 Jun 15
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