Even if you regularly change your air filters and get routine maintenance, your HVAC system will get dirty over time. The fluctuating climate forces homeowners to use their heating and cooling systems all year long, so it’s important to keep your ductwork clean. The following are four signs that you should schedule a duct cleaning for your home today.
The Return Vents Are Dirty
The return vents are the first place air enters before it cycles through your HVAC system for treatment. They are close to the floor, meaning they are more likely to get dirty and clogged. If they look bad, there’s a good chance that it looks even worse in the ductwork, so have them cleaned professionally.
You Hear a Vibrating Noise
Do you hear a vibrating noise while your air conditioner or furnace is running? Vibrations in your ductwork are one of the indicators that there is some kind of blockage in your home’s ductwork. The pressure that builds up as a result of constricted airflow causes the vibration.
If you experience biological material and other particulates starting to build up in your air or the vents, there is an issue somewhere in the ductwork. This buildup can cause allergic reactions and other health concerns. The ductwork is very dark, making it a prime location for biological contaminants to thrive.
The Airflow Is Inconsistent
Are you noticing that some rooms in your house are being cooled more than others? Inconsistent airflow in your Elmira, NY home is a clear sign a blockage exists somewhere in your ductwork. This can be disastrous for the efficiency of your system over time.
If you think you need air duct cleaning, call the pros at ServiceMaster of the Tri-Counties. We provide a myriad of HVAC services to help each of our clients.
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