Did you vacuum out the vents for your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system, but you’re still having problems? Are the filters frequently clogged? Maybe your system isn’t running well or your air quality is not what it used to be. Troubleshoot your system to determine if your recent duct cleaning was effective or if your system needs more thorough cleaning.
Better Airflow Through Ductwork
Over time, the ductwork in every system collects debris. This hinders the flow of air through the ducts and puts more strain on the system. Strong airflow is an indicator that your HVAC is in good condition. If the airflow is weak, however, have your ductwork inspected and/or cleaned.
Air Filtration Is Good
If you find that you have to change the filter in your system more frequently than normal, this is most likely a sign that it is time to have the ducts cleaned. Dust and mould can build up over time and the filter cannot catch everything. If your filter doesn’t need replacement as often, your system’s ducts are likely clean and the system is working properly.
System Running Smoothly
When a system’s ducts are in good shape, efficiency is better and the system will have fewer problems. If you’ve been experiencing frequent problems and malfunctions with your HVAC system, please consider having it inspected and/or cleaned.
Better Air Quality
Have you been able to breathe more easily? Clean ducts help prevent the presence of pollen, dust, and pet dander in the air. If you’ve noticed that the air quality in your home is lacking or the air coming out of the system smells musky, there is a good chance you need to have your ducts cleaned. Ducts that haven’t been maintained are a catalyst for mould growth and bacteria.
Lower Utility Bill
When your system’s ductwork is clean, it lessens the amount of stress put on the system so that it can work more efficiently. This can lead to a decrease in your hydro bill. If your electricity usage has suddenly increased or you have noticed that your system strains to work, please consider having a cleaning service inspect your ducts. You could save yourself some money!
If your HVAC system has been showing any of the symptoms that we have discussed here, please call Dial One Duct Cleaning at (416) 896-4799. We offer a number of services including commercial and residential duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, and dryer vent cleaning.