Indoor air quality is often an overlooked aspect of home comfort. Airborne particles in the air you breathe at home can cause allergy triggers and other respiratory problems to family members. Thus, you need to improve indoor air quality. Regular duct cleaning and maintenance is one of the ways to do so.
But how can you tell if it is time to do so? Local cooling and heating repair contractor R.A. Biel Plumbing & Heating shares a few signs to look out for:
Weird Smells and Odors
One clear sign that you need your air ducts checked and cleaned is that you start smelling something weird and unusual in your home. If the smells seem prevalent in several rooms, they may be coming from the ductwork. Another way to determine this is to get close to your air registers. Get in touch with your technician to confirm if the source is from within the ducts.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew growth is always a sure sign that you need your air ducts cleaned. This won’t always be noticeable unless you have the ducts checked by a heating and air conditioning repair technician. This should also be done regularly to prevent these organisms from circulating indoors. Otherwise, mold and mildew can spread in almost any place in your home that’s damp and musty.
Clogged Air Filters
Air filters are meant to trap different contaminants so they don’t circulate throughout your home. Ideally, you should change them every 90 days, or more frequently if you have pets and family members who have allergies. If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your air filter, it may be time to do so, or else the dust and other particles start building up in your air ducts.
Apart from heating repair, air conditioning replacement, and drain and sewer repair, R.A. Biel Plumbing & Heating also provides exceptional air duct cleaning services! Our team will analyze your HVAC system to determine if duct cleaning is necessary. Using industry-leading equipment, our duct cleaning experts will safely vacuum and clean your system and its ducts.