Each time your Orlando home’s heating or cooling system cycles, the air passes through your air ducts and into your living spaces. If those air ducts are filled with dust, pet dander or other allergens, your home might not be as clean and healthy as it could be. Consider these three signs that your home could benefit from air duct cleaning.

Dust Buildup

Dust buildup is a sure sign that your home would benefit from professional duct cleaning services. The buildup prevents the heated or cooled air from reaching your home’s living spaces. This could overwork your heating or cooling system and increase your utility bills. Poor airflow from the ducts also decreases your indoor comfort. When the dust blows into your living spaces, it leaves a fine layer on every surface, causing you to need to clean your home more frequently.

Visible Biological Growth

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, your home’s air ducts need to be cleaned if you can see biological growth on the vent covers, inside of the vents or on any part of your heating or cooling system. Biological growth releases spores and those spores trigger respiratory problems and allergy and asthma symptoms. The air ducts could spread those spores throughout your home.

Noises in the Ducts

When your heating or cooling system cycles, all you should hear is the whir of the motor and the whoosh of the air entering the rooms of your home. If you hear clinking, rattling or banging sounds, it’s a good idea to schedule an air duct cleaning. There could be debris inside the ducts causing the sounds. The ducts could also be infested with vermin. The rattling could come from a blockage of the duct. Excessive dirt, dust or hair buildup could cause an entire vent or duct to become fully obstructed.

For more information about how clean air ducts can improve your home’s air quality, check out ACR Air Conditioning & Refrigeration’s duct cleaning services or call today.

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