Is It Time to Have Your Ducts Cleaned?

Is It Time to Have Your Ducts Cleaned?

An HVAC system is one of your home's most essential parts. But this system can also be a breeding ground for mould, mildew, and other impurities that can harm your health. That's why we're here to talk about duct cleaning. There are several signs that you might need to have your ducts cleaned, and many of them have to do with your and your family's health. If you have family members with severe allergies or asthma, they may experience more frequent symptoms at home than when they are away. So how do you know when to have your ducts cleaned? Read on to find out!

Duct cleaning is a deep-clean of your heating and air conditioning system's vents. This includes all of your vents and the fans that keep them moving. This is important because, over time, dust and debris can build up—and a lot of that dust and debris can be harmful to your health! If things like dust and debris are building up in your vents, then your furnace or air conditioner is blowing that stuff out into the air and affecting your indoor air quality. Gross!

When was the last time you had your ducts cleaned? If you're like most people, the answer is "I have no idea." We suggest having your HVAC system cleaned yearly, but that's not realistic for some people. There are some telltale signs to watch out for that could indicate you should have your ducts cleaned, such as:

  1. Your air filter has been dirty for too long. If your air filter is dark gray or black, you need to have your ducts cleaned.
  2. You can hear noises coming from your air ducts. Having a trained technician come out and check it out is the best way to ensure everything is working correctly.
  3. There's visible mould on the exterior of your ducts. This could indicate mould on the inside of the ducts, which can be harmful to inhale, or something else with your HVAC system.
  4. Your allergies seem worse when you're at home. If people in your home experience a reduction in symptoms while away from the house but experience flare-ups when they return, it could signify that something in the air inside the house is causing their condition to worsen.

If you notice any of these issues and think that your ducts may need cleaning, call us today and let our HVAC technicians look into the problem for you!

It's essential to hire a professional HVAC technician to clean your ducts. Only a trained and certified technician can do the work properly. This isn't just because of our expertise, but because you could cause more harm by attempting to do it by yourself or hiring an unlicensed contractor. You could introduce mould, dust, or other harmful particles into your home's HVAC system when trying to get rid of them. 

Let us care for your duct cleaning needs for your safety and peace of mind. We'll send a fully licensed and insured team to take care of all the dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing, wiping, scraping, brushing, and blowing required for the job. We'll even use a special camera to check for mould or other air quality issues! Our goal is simple: we want you and your family to have exceptional air quality and breathe easily.

At High 5 Mechanical, we provide expert HVAC installation, repair and maintenance because we know how much having a sound HVAC system can improve your quality of life. When your ducts are clogged with dirt, animal hair, mould and dust mites, the air quality inside your home can degrade and cause health concerns for you and your family. Worse yet, if you have allergies or asthma, all that grime in your ducts will make it significantly more challenging to breathe comfortably. Don't let dirty ducts keep getting in the way of you living your best life! Get in touch with us today! We'll come out to clean up all the gunk in your ducts so you can get back to enjoying life.