Have you ever been driving down a road or freeway and experienced the impact that a small amount of debris has on the traffic? If so, then you are familiar with how frustrating it can be to see cars backing up because of a small box or scattered clothing. You are also going to have a better understanding of why a little debris can have a big impact on your home comfort.
We want you to take a moment to think of your ductwork as that road or freeway. Things are flowing nicely until there is debris to contend with. On the road, this means a traffic back-up; with your ductwork, this means your home comfort is effected. And just like you want someone to come to get that debris off the road, you’ll want a professional to clear the debris from your ductwork too.
Dirty Ducts Are Bad News
Your ducts are built into your walls and crawlspace so you don’t really see them unless you go out of your way to access these areas. This means that it may come as a surprise to find out that your ductwork can get dirty in the first place. The truth, however, is that your ductwork can collect dirt, dust, fur, pollen, and other debris inside of them over time. After a few years, it is likely that that debris will build up enough to cause trouble.
Signs You Need To Clean Out Your Ducts
It is one thing to say that your ductwork can get dirty, it is another to be able to recognize when the build-up is starting to hinder your home comfort. Be on the alert for these warning signs.
- There is hindered airflow: Do you notice that the airflow into some rooms is better than the others? Or maybe you’ve noticed that the airflow throughout your house is getting weaker. If you pick up on low airflow from your ducts, it may be due to dirty ducts.
- You see dust coming from your vents: When you run the air conditioner, do you notice that there are visible amounts of dust coming from your vents? If so this is due to a large amount of build-up in your ducts that need to be removed.
- Residents are struggling with allergies: Have you noticed that everyone in your home is struggling to get a handle on their allergies? This may be due to too much dust built-up in your ductwork that is getting blown into your home when you use your AC system.
Professional Services Can Help
When we talk about the fact that your ductwork can get dirty and collect build-up, your first instinct might be to grab a dust rag or that hand-held vacuum to tackle the debris yourself. We urge you not to do this though.
Instead, it is better to schedule air duct cleaning in Sugar Land, TX with a professional service technician. We have to tools and experience that will allow our techs to safely clean out your ducts without damaging them.