There are a couple of subtle signs that your home could benefit from duct cleaning services. Here are a few of them.
It’s normal for your home to get dusty as time passes, but dust coming from your vents when your furnace or air conditioner is running isn’t a good sign. Sometimes it’s just the grate or register that needs to be cleaned but seeing dust and dirt on the inside of it is a sure sign your ducts could use a cleaning. In addition to HVAC duct cleaning, using a better filter and changing it frequently can help keep dust under control.
Musty odors can be caused by several things, including mold in your ductwork. Mold is hazardous to your health and can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. If you’re smelling strange odors when your HVAC system is running but can’t pinpoint the source, call Home Heating & Cooling to have your ductwork inspected. If you do have mold in your ductwork, we have indoor air quality solutions
like a whole-home dehumidifier that can prevent mold from coming back in the future.
Construction and home renovations are messy and can generate a lot of dust. This dust can end up in your ductwork and circulate throughout your home several times an hour as your heating and cooling system runs. Duct cleaning keeps those contaminants from floating around in your home’s air or getting into your HVAC system.
Comfort problems, like low airflow and hot and cold spots, can be linked to dirty ductwork. Not only is your home less comfortable, it can also increase your energy bills because your heating and cooling equipment has to work harder.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends scheduling air duct cleaning service every 3–5 years. During this service, our professionals will clean:
• Main supply and return air ducts, branch duct runs, registers, grilles and diffusers
• Heating and cooling coils
• Condensate drain pans
• Fan motor and housing
• Air handling unit housing
Air duct cleaning keeps your home’s air fresh and your HVAC equipment clean, which may help extend its life expectancy. And clean equipment is often more efficient equipment, which can keep your energy bills in check. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment for duct cleaning in O’Fallon, give us a call at 618-416-0111 today!