Common sense tells us that if our air ducts look dirty, then they probably are. But just because your HVAC system isn’t sparkling doesn’t mean it’s time to clean it just yet. Here are three signs that it’s time to clean your air ducts:
1. You see mold and/or excessive dust and debris
Mold and other pollutants can often collect inside air ducts, which are hidden from view and not often cleaned. Mold and bacteria tend to thrive in dark, high-humidity environments. If you can see mold growing on the walls of your air ducts, it’s time to call in a professional and have the material tested.
2. You’re spending too much on energy
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Did you know that as much as half of the energy you use in your home goes toward heating and cooling? Keeping your air ducts clean may improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, saving you energy and maintenance costs. Don’t make your HVAC work harder than necessary to keep your home at the temperature you desire!
3. You’re experiencing unexplained respiratory problems or illness
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