Five Signs Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

Five Signs Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

We love our air conditioning in the warmer months, but how often do we think about maintaining our air ducts? Your air conditioning unit circulates air throughout your home or business via the air ducts. All of that circulation can lead to the build-up of dust, mold, allergens, and other gross things you don’t want to think about. 

It is important to periodically clean your air ducts, but how do you know when it’s time and what do you do? We are breaking down the top signs that it’s time to get your air ducts cleaned and enlist the help of an air conditioning service

1. You Can See Mold or Mildew Around Your HVAC System

This one is obvious, but probably the most pressing reason to get your air ducts cleaned. The presence of mold and mildew outside of your air ducts means that most likely there could be some inside as well. Mold and mildew circulating throughout your home or business is not good and should be addressed right away by a professional. 

2. Odd Noises Coming From Your Ductwork

While some noise is common, you will be able to tell if the noises you are hearing are out of the norm. Strange noises could be the result of blockage, cracks, or even a bigger problem with your air conditioner

3. You’ve Just Had Renovation Work Done

With construction comes a lot of mess and debris, a lot of which can become airborne. Even if the construction crew did a great job cleaning up, it is likely that the dust and debris have gotten into the air ducts and will continue to circulate throughout your home or business until it is cleaned out. 

4. Frequent Replacement of Air Filters

It’s normal to replace your air filters on your HVAC system every couple of months. But if you find yourself having to replace them more frequently due to excessive clogging or dirtiness it could mean you have an unusual build-up in your air ducts that needs to be addressed. The same is true if you’ve dropped the ball on changing out your filters and it’s been way too long. You probably could use an air duct cleaning in addition to a new filter. 

5. Pests Have Set Up Shop

Your air ducts make the perfect home for rodents and other unwanted pests. In addition to enlisting the help of an exterminator, you will want to get your air ducts cleaned out thoroughly to remove any droppings, or materials that they may have used to build their homes. 

Call Stephens For Air Duct Maintenance  

By staying on top of your air ducts and air conditioning system you will significantly improve the performance and life of your appliance. Stephens’ AC experts can clean and maintain your air conditioning system for longevity and high performance. Leave it to us to ensure your air ducts are properly cleaned and maintained.