Ambient and household air pollution cause 6.7 million premature deaths every year. It comes from anything from cooking materials such as soot to a dirty HVAC system.
The best way to improve your indoor air quality depends on what is affecting it. Cleaning air ducts throughout your home is one of the best methods.
Read on to learn 5 signs you need duct cleaning.
Dirt, Dust, Mould, or Mildew Is your home coated with dust right after you're finished dusting? Does the dust seem to be coming from your HVAC ducts? Remove the vent covers and look inside. If you notice an excess of dirt and dust, it's a clear sign that they need to be cleaned. Mould and mildew are funguses that thrive in warm, humid environments such as air ducts. They can also cause an allergic reaction with symptoms such as: - Red, watery, itchy eyes - Wheezing and coughing - Rashes - Runny noses The only way to get rid of them is to clean out the ducts to remove any remaining spores. You'll also have to lower the condensation levels.
Pest Infestations If you notice signs of pests but can't find out where they're coming from, they may be in your ducts. A few common ones include: - Rats - Mice - Spiders - Cockroaches Cleaning air ducts helps push them out and leave out any nesting materials or droppings they left behind. You may also need the help of a pest control professional.
High Humidity All of your home air ducts need to work together to control humidity. If one of them is damaged or dirty, it allows moisture into the system. This can increase the humidity of your home. You won't be able to obtain the ideal level of 30-50%, and the risk of mould growth is higher.
Inconsistent Temperatures and Weak Airflow Your HVAC system spreads cool and warm air throughout your home. If you notice that one room is much cooler or warmer than another, its ducts may need cleaning. Weak airflow is another symptom of dirty ducts and a major reason you may see inconsistent temperatures. Broken connections and large obstructions keep them from putting out enough air.
High Energy Bills Your heating and cooling bills should be the same from year to year. If you notice a major change, your ducts may be to blame. Dirty ductwork can't flow efficiently through the HVAC system. It has to use more energy, and that leads to a higher bill. Cleaning it will bring down your costs.
Quality Air Duct Cleaning in Winnipeg
Cleaning air ducts is an important way to improve indoor air quality. Get it done early to prevent illness and discomfort.
Check for dirt, dust, mould, or mildew. If you have a pest infestation, they may be hiding in your ducts.
High humidity means your ducts are too dirty to control moisture. Inconsistent temperatures happen when filthy ducts have weak airflow. Look at your energy bills to see if they go up.
Mr. Furnace has over 50 years of experience serving heating and cooling systems. Contact us for air duct cleaning today.