How do I know if my air ducts need to be cleaned?

Cleaning the air ducts in your home isn’t something that you can do on your own. It is a complicated procedure requiring extensive knowledge of HVAC systems as well as specialized equipment, so please depend on professionals who have been accredited by NADCA, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.

Since the ductwork of your home is concealed under flooring layers and Sheetrock, for these four indicators you’ll need to keep a keen eye out that your air ducts are getting a little grim.

Mold was found in your air conditioning or furnace system.

Your HVAC system needs to be regularly cleaned and serviced — in reality, most manufacturers and HVAC repair providers recommend that you arrange two service visits a year. Since condensation can develop in both air conditioners and furnaces, mold growth is a possibility, particularly if you live in a humid environment. Mold found on your fan, air conditioner or air handler device is not a guarantee that it has infected your ductwork, but it increases the chances. A NADCA-certified air duct cleaning technician will thoroughly clean the HVAC system and ductwork in your home to remove the mold and keep it from returning.

Your house is very dusty, no matter how much you scrub it up.

Dusting is not the most exciting job, but from time to time it is something that we will all do. However, if you notice that almost immediately after you put away your cleaning supplies, every flat surface in your house is covered in a layer of dust, you probably need to have your ducts cleaned.

The registers and ventilation covers have clear dust

Also with a weekly routine of housecleaning, filthy ducts often show themselves on your vent covers and registers by dust buildup. You can also see odd amounts of dust scattered throughout your house, which causes you to wonder if you’ve ever cleaned up something.

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