How Do I Know If My Air Ducts Need to be Cleaned?

 

Air ducts are a staple of Lubbock homes built in the 20th century, so it’s not surprising that they can be a source of allergens, mold, and other contaminants. The stuff that comes out of our air conditioners and into our homes can build up over a period of time. 
 
Left unattended, this can cause extensive damage to the air vents and other spaces in your house. This can even cause structural damage to your home if left untreated. Despite this, many people don’t have their ducts cleaned on a regular basis. So, how do you know if your air ducts need to be cleaned?

Our team at Lubbock Carpet Cleaning Co. can answer your questions and assist you with any air duct cleaning needs you might have.

Signs That Your Air Duct Needs Cleaning

Mold

You’ve heard of mold and mildew growing in your indoor air ducts. If you have an older home, you may have seen clusters of black mold spores in your ducts. You may have even tried to clean the ducts yourself. Not only can these clusters of mold spores wreak havoc on your family’s health, they can also cause serious damage to your home and your wallet.

Getting into your air ducts isn’t an easy task. You can reach your vents just fine but air ducts are crawl space and designed to be hidden from view. Calling on your local professional cleaners to come and remove the mold in the safest way possible.

Dust

Air Ducts are a place in your home that most people don’t give a second thought to. They serve two main purposes, to return stale air from inside your home and keep fresh air circulating throughout. 

Most Lubbock homeowners don’t realize that the ducts are designed to trap a number of things, dust included.

Our professionals from Lubbock Carpet Cleaners Co. recommend that you change your air filters at least three times a year and get your ducts regularly inspected.

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Recent Renovation or Construction

Having done a recent remodel in your home is one of the more obvious signs you require air duct cleaning. Unless you completely cover and tape out your air ducts, construction debris will find its way into them. 
 
Construction debris just doesn’t include dust and allergens, fine cement and other pollutants are also included in that category too and they could cause serious health problems in the long run. 
 
It’s best that you take the necessary precautions needed to protect you and those in your household when it comes to the maintenance of your air ducts.

 

Rising Energy Costs

If your usage is the same, according to our team at Lubbock Carpet Cleaners Co., your energy costs from month to month shouldn’t vary. If you notice that your energy costs are slowly rising, it could mean that your HVAC system isn’t running as efficiently as possible. 
 
A lot of things could contribute to that, faulty connection of the tubes, electric current fluctuations, or it could simply be because your air ducts are filthy and need immediate attention. 
 
This will result in the air not flowing as freely in your home and your HVAC system needing to draw on more energy to cool or heat the space. You should call and consult with a professional to see what you can do about it.

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