While we recommend frequent air duct cleaning, frequency varies according to your lifestyle. For example, smokers and pet owners should have their HVAC system cleaned more often! We also suggest a cleanup before you move into a new home, since you don’t know when the previous owners last cleaned the air ducts. Instances where renovations, water damage, mold detection, or pest infestation took place will also require a thorough cleanup! Our experts at Fresh Air Furnace Services will be able to tell you if your HVAC system needs cleaning after a quick check-up! In the meantime, here are some easy signs to look for when trying to figure out whether your ventilation system needs a cleanup.
Visible Mold Growth!
One telltale sign that your ventilation system should be cleaned is important visible mold growth inside the air ducts or on other parts of your HVAC system. While many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for an inspection, looking at the exposed parts can give you a good idea. For a more complete inspection you’ll need to call in professionals! Which you’ll need as well if you do see mold. Only they can identify mold with certainty. The experts will also be able to tell you whether a simple cleanup is necessary, or whether some materials are permanently damaged and need replacement.
Your Ducts are Infested with Vermin!
If you notice a vermin infestation somewhere in your home, or if you see insects or rodents entering or exiting the air ducts, you need to have your HVAC system completely sanitized by a professional! A situation of pest infestation needs to be treated urgently and by experts, because they can cause all sorts of illness. Feces, saliva, and body parts of different vermin can cause severe allergic reactions, or even trigger asthma symptoms, which will be all the more severe in children!
Your Air Ducts are Clogged!
If your ventilation system’s air ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris, it will release it, or at least some particles, into your home. When this happens, you’ll notice a sort of “poof” of dust blowing out of your air vents when you turn on the air conditioner or furnace. Other visible signs of clogged air vents are dust of pet hair trapped in vents, dust coating the grill on the return air registers, and a layer of dust gathering over your furniture not long after you’ve cleaned your home. Call Fresh Air Furnace Services today at 403-452-9528 to have your air vents checked and cleaned!
Be on the lookout for these signs that your HVAC system needs a cleanup! Keeping your ventilation system in good working order will ensure that your family breathes clean, fresh, and safe air! Preserving the purity of your air ducts, will also mean preserving the health of your household.