Signs Your Air Duct Needs Cleaning or Repair

Your home’s air ducts are the main artilleries in your HVAC system. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to pump cool or hot air into all the rooms in your home.

Like anything else, your air ducts need cleaning and/or repair from time to time. If you ignore your air ducts, your home’s air quality will decrease and it’ll lead to more expensive problems in the future – like a blown blower motor.

That said, here are three signs your air ducts need cleaning or repair.

You’re Experiencing Unexpected Respiratory Problems

When it comes to your health, you should never take anything for granted – including your home’s HVAC system. If you or anyone else living in the home has suddenly started coughing or experiencing breathing issues, it could be telltale sign it’s time to clean your air ducts.

The build-up of dust in your air ducts can lead to them blowing dirty air directly into your living space. To avoid putting you and your family at risk of health problems, contact a professional to clean your air ducts.

You See Tracings of Mold Spores

Although they’re part of our natural environment, mold spores that build-up inside your air ducts can also present a major health risk to your loved ones. Mold grows indoors when spores land on wet surfaces.

When it comes to the risks, indoor mold growth has many. Mold spores produce allergens, irritants and toxic substances called mycotoxins.

Sensitive people who inhale or touch mold can experience allergic reactions such as sneezing, red eyes, runny nose and dermatitis. Reactions can be immediate or delayed. Asthma attacks are also a common result in people who suffer from asthma.

Your HVAC System Isn’t Operating Efficiently

Of course, if you’re not receiving enough of the desired air you want, your HVAC system could be lagging because your air ducts are putting extra strain on it.

Test your system by placing your hand in front of an air duct and feeling whether it’s blowing hot or cold air. Make sure to your thermostat to the highest or lowest temperature possible.

If you don’t feel enough air, your air ducts could be leaking and you’ll need to call a professional HVAC contractor to replace them.

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If the system is blowing an ample amount of air but it isn’t to your desired temperature, there’s likely another issue that warrants the attention of a certified HVAC technician.

Ignoring your air ducts could put your family in harm’s way. Make sure you get your air ducts cleaned and repaired before it’s too late.

Not feeling the fresh, clean air in your Chicago home? Call TDH Mechanical, Inc. at (630) 406-9082, and feel good again in your home.


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