The air in your Tallahassee, Florida, home passes through your ductwork five to seven times per day. Without regular cleaning and maintenance, dust and other pollutants build up, forcing your HVAC system to work harder. Taking care of your ducts also improves your indoor air quality, which can help to control allergy and asthma symptoms. Find out how maintaining your ducts can increase efficiency and lower your utility bills.
Inspecting Your Ductwork
Your HVAC technician will inspect your ductwork as a part of routine maintenance. Mold, mildew, dust, cobwebs, or droppings from pests are likely. These pollutants in large amounts, though, will make duct cleaning necessary. You should have your ducts cleaned as soon as possible as your indoor air quality will be negatively affected. It is important to prevent these contaminants debris from coming through your supply registers along with the conditioned air.
Flapping wings, scurrying, or buzzing sounds are signs of a pest problem. You should call an exterminator before having your ducts cleaned.
If one or more of your air ducts makes a whistling noise, your register covers could be too restrictive. Make sure the louvers for the existing covers are fully open and not blocked by furnishings. Noises are sometimes caused by pressure or damage within the ductwork. Your technician will be able to check if any section needs to be repaired or replaced.
Change Your Air Filters Regularly
Check your air filter once per month and change the filter when it gets dirty. Clean filters work to keep dust and other pollutants out of your ductwork and the rest of your HVAC system. An air filter monitor can measure air pressure differences and tell you when to change filters.
Keeping your home's ducts clean can ease strain on your home's HVAC system. You will be able to reduce wear and tear and save money on high utility and repair costs.
For effective duct cleaning and repair services, contact Air Control Heating & Cooling, Inc. at 850-391-4300. We work hard so your HVAC system keeps you comfortable all year long. Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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