Dirty Ducts? Here’s How To Know For Sure
Do you have a ‘stale’ smell to your home? Is it perpetually stuffy? Are you finding that no matter what kind of airflow you have going through your home it’s always musty? If you answered yes to any of these, you might want to consider getting your ducts examined.
Having a dirty set of ducts in your home could mean trouble for you down the road. It could lead to excessive AC service calls, or you could potentially break your AC unit entirely. If you want to avoid booking serious AC repairs, here are some things to look for:
If you open up your ducts and look around inside, you should see a clear shaft. It is a bad sign if you look inside and see mold build-up. Mold in your ducts can cause serious health hazards, not to mention it will likely mean you need your AC serviced to ensure that mold isn’t spread around. If you see that there is mold, you need to get them professionally cleaned immediately.
This goes without saying, but if you have an infestation of any kind in your air duct work, you need to have the entire system cleaned. It’s easy to tell if there’s been an infestation by checking for shells or husks from insects and droppings from animals.
Excessive Dirt & Debris
Over time, dust will accumulate in your ducts. Minimal dust is going to happen, and it can be maintained fairly simply. However, if you don’t take the due care and attention to keep your ducts clean, you run the risk of having excessive dirt and debris clogging your ducts. Clogged ducts mean there can’t be a transfer of air from outside to inside, which will bring your AC down. Keep the dirt and debris to a minimum and you’ll avoid AC service calls.
Air Filter Is Filthy
This is joined with the last point. The air filter keeps the air that you and your family breathe safe from dirt, pollen, and other breathable problems. Be sure to check your air filter every couple of months. This simple check will keep your family breathing easy.
If you use fuel-burning items in your home, your ducts need to do the work to get those carcinogens out of your home. With clogged ducts, you are more susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep your family safer by keeping your ducts clean or by having a professional clean them.
Scheduled Air Duct Inspection Results
One way to ensure that your home’s ducts stay completely open is by doing preventative maintenance. This could be in the form of an air duct inspection. Having a professional come in and look through your ducts once a year can reveal just what needs to be done before it’s too late.
Elite AC LLC Can Keep Your Ducts Clean
Jacksonville AC repair jobs can mean having an outflow or inflow duct that is clogged or having different ducts throughout the home not doing their job. Leave that work to Elite AC LLC. We’ve seen it all. Because we have trained and certified professionals, we’ll be able to handle your ductwork with ease. Elite AC LLC is here to help.
Call today for a free quote: (888) 908 – 8481.