Your ducts are an important part of your HVAC system for your Kingman, Arizona, home, and you should take proper care of them. You don’t necessarily need a reason to have them cleaned, but if you notice dust, high energy bills, or evidence of rodents in them, it’s definitely time to call in an expert to get it done.
Evidence of Rodents and Pests
Although it’s not fun to think about, rodents and pests are capable of getting into your ductwork. It’s especially prevalent in the winter, where animals and insects try to take refuge in a warm area. If you hear the pitter patter of feet in the walls or ceiling of your home, smell something suspicious through your vents, or see a bug crawling out of your vents, it’s time to call in an expert to have your ducts cleaned.
Increased Dust in Your Home
If you notice more dust than usual in your home, especially if it gathers around your air vents, then it’s a sign there’s dust accumulating in your duct work. Other signs your ductwork may be filled with dirt and debris include an increase in sneezing and coughing and other allergy-like symptoms that affect your indoor air quality. While having your ductwork cleaned will help, it’s also important to make sure your air filters aren’t clogged and are changed regularly.
Spiking Energy Bills
When air flow can’t get through your ductwork and into your home properly, your HVAC system has to work harder to try and push air into your home. If you notice a spike in your energy bills that isn’t consistent with the weather, call in an expert to find if your ducts are the cause. Dirty air ducts, leaky ducts, clogged filters, and thinning insulation are all causes of spiked energy bills. An expert can locate the problem and offer solutions.
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