Do your air ducts need to be cleaned? To protect your family’s health and the longevity of your heating and cooling system, schedule an appointment with us to determine if it's needed.
Many factors can impact your indoor air quality (IAQ), including your ductwork. Occasional duct cleaning is a sound way to prevent dust buildup in your ducts. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends scheduling a cleaning if your air ducts have:
- Mold or mildew growth
- Pest infestations
- Excessive dust or debris
These factors can lead to harmful allergens being circulated in the air you breathe. Mold, pollen, and dander are known to trigger reactions in people who have asthma or allergies. Insects like dust mites and cockroaches, along with rodents like mice or rats, can exacerbate these conditions, according to the American Lung Association.
If you or a loved one has allergies, you can often quickly detect a change in your indoor air quality. Other factors that can impact your ducts include smoking indoors or home remodeling projects.
In addition to a duct cleaning, we recommend finding the underlying issues—for example, excessive mildew could mean a water leak. It could also point to tearing in your ducts, which we would be able to find and replace during a service visit.
Excessive amounts of dust being circulated can also cause your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment to run less efficiently and even break over time. Customers are often surprised when we show them the massive dust bunnies we pull from their vents.
The staff at Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning, has noticed more of our Georgia neighbors have become concerned with indoor air quality—and for good reason. We believe one of the best things you can do for your HVAC system is to take care of your ducts.
How often should I have my air ducts cleaned?
We recommend having your air ducts cleaned at least every two years in addition to preventative maintenance. Your HVAC system is an important investment. To get the most out of it and keep it running at optimal efficiency, cleaning your ducts is the way to go.
However, don’t wait to have your ducts cleaned if you:
- Notice an unexplained uptick in your utility bills
- Had recent home construction that may have caused dust to gather in your air vents
- Have reason to believe furry critters or insects may be hanging out in your ducts
- Notice mold or mildew in your ducts
Think it’s time for a duct cleaning? Schedule service online today and our friendly team of experts are happy to assist. We’re happy to answer any of your questions and will always give you an upfront and reasonable service estimate before we begin.
The Importance of Preventative Maintenance
Want to know the best way to avoid paying for a new HVAC unit? Prevent your current one from breaking down.
Air duct cleaning is one of the many maintenance services we provide to keep your heating and cooling system in top shape. Some of the most detrimental issues with your heating and cooling system can be prevented with a brief maintenance visit.
For instance: clogged air filters. Excessive dust and debris in a dirty air filter can wreak havoc on your HVAC unit. Poor ventilation, higher bills, and even complete breakdowns can occur when your air filter is neglected.
Additionally, many serious breakdowns are caused by a domino effect. When one tiny part begins to give out, it may go unnoticed until more components are damaged. During a maintenance visit, a specialist can spot smaller problems and correct them, saving you money and time.
Just like your car needs an oil change, your HVAC system needs seasonal maintenance and cleaning so it stays running. Schedule a maintenance visit online today for an expert inspection from one of our warm and helpful team members.