If your ductwork is in need of deep cleaning, you might be suffering negative consequences. If you have allergies, the poor air quality that results could be making your allergies much worse. There could be visible signs of dirty air ducts. Take a look at these three signs that it is time for air duct cleaning. If you need help, contact Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing at (661) 947-2653.
- You Haven’t Had Them Cleaned in Recent Memory
It is essential to clean your HVAC system on a regular basis. For most systems, you will see both professionals who provide the cleaning and the manufacturers of the system recommend that they are cleaned twice yearly. Biological growth can be present in both furnaces and air conditioners, especially if you live in a humid area. Remember that only a certified indoor air expert should be working on these projects.
- You Have Recently Renovated Your Home
There is no way around it – renovations are messy. You might have had debris and dust everywhere. Even after you thoroughly cleaned all surfaces you could see, remember that dirt and dust likely made their way into the ductwork. Even if you tried to cover the HVAC system during the renovation project, it is unlikely that you were 100% successful in doing so. Unless you want to breathe that dust and debris is everywhere, we suggest you have your ductwork cleaned out.
- Your Heating and Cooling Costs Have Unexpectedly Risen
If you have noticed that your electric bills are suddenly much higher than they normally are, this could be a sign that you need to have your ducts cleaned. Why? Because if ductwork is dirty, it cannot move air as efficiently or freely. This means that your HVAC system will have to work extra hard to get the work done – and that extra work requires extra energy.
This is the type of energy-increasing issue that generally happens over time. If you have noticed today that your energy bill is higher than you are used to seeing, take a look at the last six months. Has it risen slowly, month to month? If so, dirty ducts could be the cause. If it was a sudden jump, then there is likely something else to blame.
Let Us Help with Duct Cleaning and Much More
At Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing, we can provide the assistance you need with duct cleaning, as well as other services that help improve air quality. In fact, we dedicate a significant portion of our business to providing air quality work. Call us now at (661) 947-2653 and we can perform an assessment that will indicate what the main issues are and how to deal with them.