How many times have you heard someone talking about the benefits of having their air ducts cleaned? Even though most people believe that clean air ducts are always better, not everyone understands the importance of getting them professionally cleaned – but there are signs that should tell you it is time for air duct cleaning by Jacksonville, FL professionals.

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1. You Have Allergies

If you have allergies and they are getting worse year after year, then it is likely that the air ducts in your house need to be deep-cleaned. Dirty air ducts can carry many allergens such as dust, pollen, hair, mold spores, dead skin cells and sometimes even insects. Once these particles are inside your home’s ductwork system, they can begin to circulate throughout your home affecting each room – unless of course you have an air cleaner installed. These contaminants can cause allergy sufferers to experience things like sneezing, runny nose or watery eyes not to mention the overproduction of mucous within the sinus cavities which can lead to further problems down the road.

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2. Your Forced-Air System Blows Dust

When you turn on your forced-air furnace or air conditioner, does dirt and dust come out the vents? If so, it is time to call a professional duct cleaning service. This dust can be extremely harmful to people who suffer from asthma or other respiratory conditions. It can also cause breathing problems for family members with allergies. Children are at an even greater risk of suffering health issues if their immune systems are not fully developed yet.

3. You Can Smell Mold

No one wants to smell mold in their home but unless there is something obvious like visible mold growing somewhere, many homeowners neglect this sign that the air ducts should be deep-cleaned because they feel nothing else may be affected if they get rid of the mold. Mold can cause many different problems depending on what you are allergic to, but in most cases, it will only make existing allergies worse if not taken care of immediately.

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4. There Is A Strong Odor In The Air

Have you ever experienced a strong odor like rotten eggs or something similar when turning on your heating system? This is another tell-tale sign that should prompt you into calling for professional residential or commercial duct cleaning in Jacksonville, FL. When this happens, it means that the air ducts are trapping odors inside and circulating them throughout your home instead of expelling them outside through your furnace exhaust vent – an obvious result of dirty AC/Heating system components.

5. Your Home Is Constantly Under Heating Or Cooling

If your HVAC unit is constantly running to keep your home at the same temperature, it means that something is wrong. The only reason the system should be cycling on and off so frequently is if the interior air ducts are dirty and this causes poor air flow throughout your home. This can result in uneven temperatures which might not make you feel comfortable all of the time or even cause damage to your system because it has to work harder than normal to maintain its programmed output.

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6. You Don’t Know When Your Ducts Were Last Cleaned

This may seem like an obvious sign since most people don’t clean their air ducts very often but if you have never had them thoroughly inspected then there’s no way of knowing when the last time, they were deep-cleaned. Most heating and cooling service companies will tell you that your air ducts should be cleaned every 1-5 years depending on the type of system you have, how well it is maintained, how many people live in your home, where you live (for example, near a busy road or high traffic area), if you have pets or smokers living inside your home with you – all of which can affect how quickly your air ducts get dirty.

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7. You Live In A High Humidity Area

Do you notice moisture around air vents? This is generally an issue that needs to be addressed by a professional HVAC contractor as soon as possible. When there is too much moisture in the interior air ducts, this is a breeding ground for mold and mildew which can cause people in your household to become sick if they are exposed to it over an extended period of time. 

Call Envirovac – a fully insured and licensed air duct cleaning service provider by calling us at 904-478-9489. We have been offering quality services for several years in the Jacksonville, FL area. Visit our blog for more information on air duct cleaning as well as other valuable resources.