Do You Know the Signs You Need Air Duct Cleaning?

Air Duct cleaning and vent cleaning by Americlean in Iowa

After a long winter of spending time indoors and having your home sealed up, it is time to open up those windows and breath fresh air in! But, do you know what has been circulating throughout your ductwork all winter? Winter allows dirt, debris, and moisture to settle in your ductwork from continuous damp weather. Once this has settled, you may start to notice respiratory issues, allergies, and much more. So, are you thinking you need your air ducts cleaned now? We have some helpful signs that will help you decide!

Woah! A spike in your energy bill! – This may be from a clogged duct or possibly even a leak. Debris and dirt can block airways, making it more difficult for air to flow.

Dirt and debris build up – Everyday you create dust, dander, and dirt that is lingering in your ductwork. If you are starting to notice dust on furniture you just cleaned, it may be a sign to have your air ducts cleaned. You can also check your register vents to see if there is any visible build up.

Respiratory problems – Are you having allergies, asthma, or sinus issues? Excessive dirt and debris that is circulating through your air ducts just may be the problem. Your indoor air quality is highly impacted by your heating and cooling system.

Mold growth – Humidity will cause condensation, which may cause mold growth inside of your ductwork. Mold can be difficult to detect when it is hidden in your ductwork, but you may notice a musty odor. Call us to have your air ducts inspected for mold growth.

Rodent or insects – Are you noticing evidence of an insect or rodent infestation? They may be living in your air ducts. Breathing in contaminants like droppings may cause sickness and create poor indoor air quality.

Taking care of your air ducts can help save you money and create a better environment for you, your family, and guests. When you hire a NADCA certified company to clean your ductwork, you are ensuring the job is done correctly the first time. Read online reviews, ask for proof of insurance and certifications, and even ask for references! If you are thinking you need your air ducts cleaned, give us a call with any questions.