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5 Signs You Need Air Duct Maintenance

May 10, 2021 | Blog

Your air ducts are vital to the air regulation process in your home. Conditioned air is pushed through the passageways and into your home through the vents. Your air moves the most efficiently when it can pass through your ducts without any blockages. Anything in your ducts becomes an obstacle for airflow or decreases the quality of air flowing into your home.

Luckily, Air Clinic SA knows that the best way to resolve air duct flow issues is through AC maintenance and cleaning. If you’re not sure when your air ducts are causing problems in your AC system, here are the top 5 signs your air ducts need assistance.

1. Dust

While dust and dander are naturally present in most homes, seeing heavy coatings of dust is not normal – especially if you dust and clean often. Large amounts of dust in the air can cause respiratory irritation and flare ups. For people with vulnerability like asthma or emphysema, it can be dangerous for extra dust to be taken into the lungs.

Contacting a professional HVAC specialist at Air Clinic can solve your dust problems in several ways. Our technicians can clean your ducts of extra dust, but they will also find the source of the problem and fix it. It could be something as simple as dirty air filters, but our team will get to the bottom of it and make a quick AC repair.

2. Mold

When air is rushing back and forth through the air ducts in your home, moisture can sometimes be trapped within the ducts. Moisture is the enemy of clean air, and it’s no exception here. If enough moisture is caught in the passageways, mold could take hold and start to grow. Similar to dust, mold can cause illness if breathed in for too long.

If you smell sour or mildewy air coming from your vents, contact a professional sooner rather than later. A certified technician will be able to determine if a duct replacement is required and how to prevent mold from growing in the future.

3. Pests

Air ducts are open passages in your attic, so it’s not uncommon that pests find their way into this piece of your AC system. If insects or rodents are invading your air ducts, you may smell strange odors or hear their movements. It’s best to have this problem taken care of before any of them die or start to leave excrement in your airways. You’ll certainly start to smell an odor then!

4. Recent Renovation

Most renovation or construction produces a good amount of mess in your home. Even when your walls and floors are clean, the particulate matter that makes its way into your vents is not so easily located. With more than just dust sitting right where your air flows, you could be at risk of inhaling dangerous construction materials.

It’s a good idea to have your air ducts inspected after any type of home project that could have produced dust or contaminants into the air.

5. Higher Utility Bill

One of the best ways to monitor your air duct health is to pay attention to your monthly energy bill. If your consumption hasn’t changed and your bill is rising every month, there could be inefficiencies within your air duct network. Anything from a blockage to tiny holes could be causing your air to flow improperly. While this problem may not be an emergency, it’s still best to call a professional. Until you do, your AC will continue to waste your hard-earned money and energy.

Need Air Duct Maintenance?

If your air ducts could be causing you problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Air Clinic SA. Our AC company has years of experience that can quickly solve your air duct repair and make sure your duct maintenance is thorough. Contact us today for more information on our air duct services!

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