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Signs It’s Time for Duct Cleaning

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We call it “duct cleaning,” but this service actually does more for your HVAC system than just the ducts. In fact, duct cleaning might be the one thing that can elevate your HVAC system’s efficiency to the next level.

We’re a company that offers Miami duct cleaning services, so allow us to explain what duct cleaning is and the signs that you might need it:

What Is Duct Cleaning, Then?

As the name suggests, this is a service in which we clean out the inside of your HVAC system’s air ducts. Ducts will accumulate dust over time, just as your shelves and tables do throughout your home. You can think of duct cleaning is a regular part of your HVAC system’s “hygiene.”

During a routine duct cleaning, you can expect the dirt, dust, and other buildups in your ducts to be swept and vacuumed out with a combination of professional tools and techniques. But in addition to that, you should also expect to have your air conditioner itself cleaned out.

Signs You Need Duct Cleaning

Duct cleaning isn’t necessarily something you’ll need every season—it largely depends on your personal preferences and how dusty or dirty your environment is.

Dirty ducts can trap contaminants and cause them to circulate throughout your system over and over, so it might make sense to have them cleaned sooner than just annually.

Aside from that, you can have them cleaned if you’re having trouble with the following things:

Reduced Cooling Power

Forcing your AC to blow around dust and dirt can have minute effects on your efficiency. Over time, it can add up, but it’s not as big a threat as dust accumulating on:

  • The blower fan: Too much dust has enough weight to impede the blower fan. This can contribute to it wearing down faster and burning out the motor.
  • The condenser coil: This coil—located in the AC’s outdoor unit—lets off heat regularly. If too much dust is insulating the coil, it can cause the AC to overheat.
  • The evaporator coil: On the other end, you have the evaporator coil, which is located in the indoor AC unit. Too much dust on this coil can reduce cooling power and, eventually, cause it to freeze over.

Gradually Increased Cooling Bill

With reducing cooling power comes an increase in your cooling bill. Whenever your AC has to work longer than usual to provide your home with cooled air, it’s going to come out of your energy expenses.

Sometimes, a set of dirty ducts and AC can be the one thing that’s holding an HVAC system back from achieving its maximum efficiency. If you’ve never had your ducts inspected before, now is a good time.

Difference in Air Quality

Not every homeowner will notice a reduction in air quality, but for those who are sensitive to allergies and asthma, they can experience relief after a thorough duct cleaning. If you or a family member suffer from bad air quality during the year, dirty ducts could be stopping them from feeling relief.

Contact Air On Demand today to schedule an appointment for duct cleaning.