Even though you might stay on top of most HVAC maintenance tasks, such as changing your air filters regularly, you probably don't have your ducts cleaned as regularly as you should. However, professional duct cleaning can be beneficial for many reasons. The following are a few signs that it might be time to have your ducts cleaned.
1. You Have Pets
If you are a pet owner, you probably know all about dealing with pet hair. Even though you might feel like all of the pet hair ends up on your clothing, furniture, and floors, there might be more pet hair hiding in your home that you don't even know about.
For example, over time, pet hair can find its way into your ducts. This can cause a few problems. For one thing, the hair can clump together and cause clogs that prevent airflow through your ducts, thus making your heating and air conditioning system less efficient. Additionally, your ducts can blow pet hair all around your house, making clean-up even tougher.
2. You Have Allergies
When you or someone in your household has allergies, then you want them to feel comfortable and get away from allergens, especially in your own home. Having your ducts cleaned regularly can help you get rid of allergens that you may not be able to easily clean up yourself.
Then, you and your family can breathe more easily and potentially avoid the unpleasant symptoms that go along with having allergies.
3. Your Home Smells Musty Smell
Few things can be more unpleasant than a musty smell in a home. Unless you have dealt with recent water damage and know where the smell is coming from, there's a chance the smell is coming from your ducts. Having your ducts cleaned can get rid of mold, mildew or anything else that might be causing an unpleasant smell.
4. Your Home Is Always Dusty
If you feel like you stay on top of your household cleaning but are still always dealing with dust, then your HVAC ducts could be to blame. When your ducts have a lot of dust and dirt inside them, then this debris can be blown all throughout your home each time that your HVAC system turns on.
5. Your Heating and Air Isn't Working Just Right
Have you noticed that your heating and air conditioning system doesn't seem to be working properly? For example, if some of the rooms in your home are warmer or cooler than others, then you might assume that there is something wrong with your HVAC system. However, the problem might actually be with your ducts. We can clean your ducts to get rid of clogs and can determine if duct repair is needed.
6. You Have a Pest Control Issue
What some people don't know is that rats, mice, and other pests often love to make their nests in HVAC ducts. This can obviously lead to a number of problems in your home, including an infestation of pests and damage to your ducts. If you suspect your HVAC ducts are housing pests, then a professional cleaning can help you take care of the problem.
7. Your Ducts Have Not Been Cleaned in a While
Even if you haven't noticed any of the above-mentioned problems, it might still be time to have your ducts cleaned. This is especially true if you haven't had your ducts cleaned in several years. If you can't even remember the last time that you had it done, then it's probably time to call a professional to come and clean your ducts. Then, you can get rid of clogs, dirt, and debris that you might not have known you had.
Many people don't spring for regular duct cleaning, but doing so can be beneficial for your system, your home, and your family. Contact us at B & K Services today so that we can tell you more about our duct cleaning services.