Do Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning? How to Find Out

Do you wonder if your air ducts might need cleaning? Take a look at this guide of what to watch out for, and make the choice for your ducts.

Visible mold

Do you see mold around your air vents? This is a sign that there is mold in the ducts—and it needs cleaning right away.

Signs of pests

Do you have signs of rats, mice, or roaches in your home? They may also be living in the air ducts.

Carbon monoxide warnings

You should have a carbon monoxide detector in your home. If you are getting multiple warnings for high carbon monoxide levels, then faulty or dirty air ducts might be the cause.

Airflow seems lower or stopped

How is the airflow from the vents in your home? You should be able to feel the same amount of air from each one. If it’s stopping in some rooms, this could be a sign there’s a blockage in the ducts. You can fix this by having the ducts cleaned.

Unexplained spikes in energy bills

If your energy bills have been going up for no apparent reason, it might be because more energy is required to push air through ducts. You can avoid this by making sure the ducts are clean.

Increased asthma symptoms

If anyone in your family has asthma, keep an eye on their symptoms. If they seem to be worsening, then you should consider blocked or dirty air ducts as a possible cause.

Years since the last cleaning

You should have your air ducts cleaned every three to five years. This lets you take care of any problems in the ducts before they become issues affecting your health or your family’s health. If it’s been over five years since the last cleaning, you should schedule a cleaning now.

Contact Atlantic Bay Contracting today to learn more about what’s included in air duct cleaning, or schedule your duct cleaning!