Air ducts circulate hot or cool air throughout your home. When dirt or debris enters your ductwork, they affect the performance of your HVAC system and lower your indoor air quality. Here are three signs that you need to clean your ductwork in Feather Sound, FL.
1. Health Issues
If you or your family members are experiencing increased allergy and asthma attacks, your ducts may need cleaning. A humid climate or dirty filters can lead to the growth of these pollutants in your ducts. They worsen allergy symptoms, including wheezing, coughing and irritation of the eye, throat and skin.
Biological pollutants can lower your indoor air quality and restrict airflow in the ducts. It may be difficult to spot biological growth in your ducts or around your vents. Scheduling professional duct cleaning can help to eliminate these pollutants from your ducts.
If you notice that your home is dusty even after cleaning, then your ducts may be dirty. You may also notice dust coming from your vents when you power on your HVAC system.
If you have dust on your vents and in your ductwork, you should schedule professional duct cleaning services. Replacing your air filters regularly can prevent dust build in your ductwork. You can also install air purifiers to reduce dust buildup in your air ducts.
3. Presence of Rodents or Insects in Ductwork
Rodents such as mice, squirrels and insects can find their way into your air ducts. They carry bacteria and their droppings which can lower the quality of your indoor air.
Rodents can also lead to structural damage and high energy bills. Cleaning and sealing your ducts will eradicate rodents from them.
Pinellas Comfort Systems provides quality AC repair and heating services. We offer great service, honest pricing and a customer-first approach. Contact Pinellas Comfort Systems today for all your HVAC maintenance and installation services.
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