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Air Quality in Your Home – When to Clean Your Air Ducts

Keeping your home neat and clean is typically a priority for every homeowner. While we regularly dust and vacuum visible areas, what about those spaces that aren’t as easily accessible? We don’t often think about the dust and dirt that can find its way into our ventilation system, but the truth is the air ducts in our homes are the perfect place for dust mites, allergens, and even animal droppings to gather.

We rely on our air ducts to carry air conditioning and heat throughout our homes. If they are full of dirt and debris, the air quality in our homes can suffer. Did you know that the air quality inside a home is typically three times dirtier than the air outside?

When we enter our home, allergens, pollen, dust, animal dander, and other irritants are clinging to our clothes and shoes. We bring these things inside our home and there they stay! Once inside the air ducts of the house, the air will simply recycle through the home – pushing the dirt back into the air you’re breathing.

When your health is at stake, it’s time to bring in the professional air duct cleaners at Rytech!

Signs You Need Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Since most people can’t see inside their HVAC systems, it is important to watch for other signs that your air ducts may need professional cleaning. Signs can include:

  • Dusty or dirty air vents are a great signal that it’s time for an air duct cleaning. Dust will gather around the vents and quickly return, regardless of how many times you wipe it away. Watch for thick layers of dust and call to schedule a consultation to see if your vents need professional cleaning.
  • If you see mold growth around an air vent, it’s a sure sign that there’s a problem. Mold growth is not something to take lightly, especially if you cannot see the source! If mold is growing outside an air duct, call the professional mold remediation team at Rytech. We are trained to find the problem and isolate the issue. Our professionals will remove the mold and fix the cause, ensuring that the mold does not return, and that mold spores are not present in your air ducts – you don’t want to breathe in any type of mold!
  • A spike in your energy bill can also be a sign to check your air ducts for dirt. When filters are clogged and vents are blocked, not allowing heat or cool air to easily pass through, the furnace and air conditioner needs to work harder than normal! This can cause an increase in energy cost.

While cleaning air ducts isn’t the first thing that comes to mind during your spring cleaning, it is the perfect time to call the air duct cleaning team at Rytech. We serve homes in all areas of Louisiana and are ready to schedule your air duct cleaning today.