When to Get Your Ducts Cleaned
Scheduling a duct cleaning every three to five years can improve your indoor air quality and keep your family protected against allergens. Certain factors like climate, location and average HVAC use can also play a role in how fast debris accumulates in your ductwork. Here are a few signs you may be due for a professional duct cleaning.
Increase in Visible Dust
It may be time for a duct cleaning if your air filters are filling up faster than normal. This can be due to increased particles in the air from pests or the local outdoor environment. When these airborne particles accumulate faster than your filter can catch them, they end up in your HVAC system and ductwork. Excessive amounts of dust, dirt, hair and dander restrict airflow and cause poor air quality in the home. Keep watch for visible contaminants on your surfaces as well as in the air.
Mold or Mildew Outbreak
Unfortunately, even if you only find mold in one area of your home, you may still have an outbreak elsewhere. Mold and mildew spores are circulated through your ductwork into every living space. Consider scheduling a duct cleaning to make sure your home stays free of mold that may be hidden from plain view.
Recent Animal Infestation
Common home pests like mice, rats and cockroaches carry various diseases and allergens. When they take shelter in your walls and ductwork, these pests can quickly spread contaminants throughout the home, worsening your allergies and quality of life. This can be particularly harmful to children and those with respiratory conditions.
Dependable HVAC Services
Since 1999, ACR Air Conditioning & Heating has offered quality heating and cooling services in Lake Charles, LA. Trust our NATE-certified technicians to tune up, repair or replace your air conditioner or furnace. We have the tools and training to provide indoor air quality and ductwork services. Contact ACR Air Conditioning & Heating for fast and fair HVAC care today.