Should You Have Your Ducts Cleaned?

December 3, 2020

Your home’s ducts exist as a silent system that works hard to deliver conditioned air throughout your Peoria home. Sometimes, though, this system fails at its job because of dust that gets trapped in the ducts and reduces airflow. Fortunately, there’s a solution to this problem: duct cleaning. To understand if it’s worth it to have Accurate Heating & Cooling clean your ducts, here are some important things to consider.

Restricted System Airflow

In most cases, a light layer of dust on the walls of your ducts doesn’t justify a cleaning. However, over the years, this light layer of dust can attract more and more dust until the duct is severely restricted or entirely clogged. When this happens, it can put too much pressure on your HVAC’s system components, leading to unnecessary wear and tear. Therefore, if it seems as though there’s not enough conditioned air reaching certain rooms in your home, a duct cleaning from Accurate Heating & Cooling may be in order.

Mold and Mildew Growth

If there’s excess humidity in your home, mold and mildew can grow in unexpected places, including in your ducts. If an inspection from Accurate Heating & Cooling shows that mold is growing, it’s important to have your ducts cleaned and sanitized, even if there’s no dust accumulation. Fortunately, professional duct cleaning involves a thorough inspection of your ducts via a camera, meaning you can be confident no mold remains when the job is done.

Animal Droppings

Pests, such as squirrels, raccoons, rats, and other animals with sharp teeth, can find their way into your home’s ducts. While they’re visiting your ducts, they may leave behind their droppings. Unfortunately, these droppings can cause health risks and respiratory issues as the air blows over them and into your home. Therefore, you’ll want to be sure to have these droppings removed and then have the ducts repaired so it doesn’t happen again.

Taking Care of You

No matter what we’re doing for you, every employee of Accurate Heating & Cooling seeks to take the best care of our customers. Whether we’re cleaning your ducts, maintaining your air conditioner, installing a new furnace, or performing some other task, you can trust us to provide excellent service. That’s why we’re able to maintain accreditation with the Better Business Bureau and why we receive new five-star customer reviews all the time. To learn more about why duct cleaning is important, contact us at Accurate Heating & Cooling today.