Your health and well-being begin with the air you breathe.
When you breathe in contaminated air, you could find yourself with respiratory troubles. Mold, dust, hair, or even more wild things in Kitsap County could be contaminating your air. Those with allergies would suffer even more from this.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association has said homeowners should clean their air ducts every 3 to 5 years. But there are also subtle signs and hints that it is time to clean your air ducts. Here are a few to look out for:
1. Funny Smells
If you smell something rotten coming from your air ducts, definitely get it checked out and cleaned. There are a few things that could get stuck or caught in ducts (such as rodents) which will cause a noticeable odor. And you don’t want to be breathing that in.
2. Mold or Mildew
Dust alone is bad for you to breathe, but mold or mildew is much worse. These make allergies and respiratory conditions worse and can spread throughout your house. If you find mold or mildew, you may need to invest in a dehumidifier once your ducts are clean, as mold grows in wet areas.
3. Your Air Filters Become Clogged Quickly
If your filters are becoming clogged, this means there is a buildup of dust or other items blocking the airflow. This is a sign that the ducts need a good cleaning.
4. Heating or Air Costs Higher Than Usual
If your energy bill seems high, the ducts could be to blame. This could happen because something blocked the ductwork. This makes air not flow easily from the heating and cooling system. Your furnace and air conditioner will use more energy to maintain the set temperatures at the thermostat. This extra energy directly translates to increased bills. It may be time to clean your air ducts.
5. Your Home Was Just Built or Renovated
If your home was recently built or renovated, you should consider investing in a good cleaning of your air ducts. Why? Construction debris and dust get everywhere, and we mean everywhere. Unless your HVAC system was completely covered during construction, you can count on clogged-up ducts.
Do some of these points apply to you? No problem! Get a free estimate to clean your air ducts in or around Kitsap County today.