Your air ducts are probably the last thing you think about when it comes to the overall functionality of your home. However, in terms of your home’s filtration and AC system, they are right up there in importance with the AC unit itself. The air ducts require maintenance and cleaning just like the rest of your home. We understand this isn’t a simple, everyday task. Here are three signs to look for in order to know if your air ducts are damaged or need cleaning.
A common practice is to be watchful of the air vents in your home. If the vents begin to collect dirt and debris around the outside, then it is likely a result of the accumulation of dirt and debris in the air duct itself. Another good spot to look for dust? Along the patterns on your bedroom doors.
Spikes in Your Energy Bill
By spikes in your energy bill, we mean unexplained spikes. Ask the rest of your household if they have been adjusting the thermostat before you go cleaning out your air ducts. However, if they are dirty, this means that your unit is having to work extra hard to pump air throughout the home, causing the spike in your energy bill.
Last but not least, if you have noticed that everyone in your home has been constantly sick with respiratory symptoms than it is likely a result of excess dirt and debris in your home. If you have taken all deep cleaning precautions but not noticing a change in health, then it is likely time to clean your air ducts.
If you think it might be time to have your air ducts cleaned, call Express Air to have a licensed professional get your AC system feeling good as new.