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Oct 20 2020

Signs You Need to Clean Your Ducts

The ducts in a home or business are essential for transporting hot or cold air throughout the space. When ducts are clogged, damaged, or dirty, problems can arise. These include blockages of air, reduced energy efficiency, and debris and allergens being blown throughout the home. At Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer comprehensive services for HVAC systems, including duct cleaning and repair. Here are three signs that you need to clean out your ducts (or have them assessed by a professional for damage)–

1. Your Air Filters Are Getting Dirty Fast

It’s normal to need to replace the air filters in a home on a regular basis – once every few months is standard. But if you notice that your air filters are getting really dirty really fast, this is a sign of a problem. Chances are high that you have a lot of debris and build up in your duct system; removing it could help to reduce the strain on your system and give your air filters a better chance to do their job right.

2. You Can See Dirt or Dust Around Your Vents

Another classic sign of dirty ducts is dirt or dust accumulating around vents, which is a sure sign that debris is being blown through the duct right into your home. If you remove the dirt/dust and it reappears, you need to get your ducts cleaned.

3. Something Smells Funky

If you notice a strange smell coming from your ducts, you should take immediate action to get the problem checked out. You could have an issue with moisture, which can lead to mold growth. Worse, there could be an animal up there. In either case, get help ASAP!

In addition to the above three major signs that your ducts need to be cleaned, also be aware of mold growth around the vents, unexplained respiratory problems, any signs of a pest infestation, and an inexplicable increase in your energy bills.

Call Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning for the Support You Need

Cleaning out your own vents can be a big chore, and something you may not want to deal with if you’re busy with other projects. At Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning, we are happy to take a look and see what’s going on and can offer duct cleaning and repair services if we notice anything amiss. To learn more about our services for duct cleaning and inspection, call us directly today. We look forward to working with you!

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