Many homes come with HVAC systems that depend on air ducts to supply all rooms with heated or cooled air. Once the ducts have amassed dirt, dust, and other pollutants, they might impair the efficiency of your units and air quality. Not only will this increase your energy costs, but it will also pose health risks.

Top Indicators of a Dirty Air Duct

While it’s normal for air ducts to accumulate dirt, it doesn’t mean that you need to clean them right away. This is only true, however, if they are airtight. If they become leaky, they can pull in stale air and allergens from the attic and basement, then spread throughout your home.

To determine if your air ducts need cleaning, here are some signs you should look for.

  • Excessive Dust and Debris. Air ducts usually don’t emit visible dust or debris when your HVAC starts to generate air. If you turn on your unit and you see a small puff of dust coming out of your air registers during start-up, that’s a sign your ducts need to be cleaned.
  • Mold Growth. There are times when black or brown mold can develop around your air registers, which may imply serious problems with your ducts. Have them cleaned and sanitized by your contractor to avoid health issues. Additionally, have the rest of the HVAC system inspected for signs of damage or mold infestation.
  • Pests. When you’re dealing with insects, rodents, and other pests, eliminate them before cleaning your air ducts. This will prevent allergens and disease-causing microorganisms from spreading throughout your home.
  • Allergy Symptoms. Pollutants can get inside the ductwork as your HVAC system circulates the air in your home, especially when your air filters are clogged. When your air ducts are dirty and you experience worsening allergies or asthma, it’s time to clean them.

Schedule Your Air Duct Cleaning Today

When you notice any of these signs, turn to Sheldon's Heating & Air Conditioning right away for professional air duct cleaning services. We’ll make your ducts spotless, so you keep your HVAC system efficient all year round. In turn, you keep your indoor environment clean and healthy.

Give us a call at 877-274-1882 or fill out our contact form to get started.

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