As summer approaches, many Floridians start turning on their ac units to cool their warming homes. The air traveling through the ductwork may not be as clean or cool as you’d like. Cleaning the ducts in your home can lower indoor pollution, reduce mold growth, remove clogs and deliver clean cold air throughout your home.
Clogged ductwork doesn’t deliver the air where it needs to go. One way to determine if there is a potential clog in the system is to check the air vents. If no air comes out of some but others are fine, consider having a technician look at the system. Sometimes the fix is as simple as duct cleaning Tampa. Other times, the lack of air flow could indicate a much larger problem. A certified HVAC technician can determine the cause.
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Mold can grow inside the ductwork as the air is condensed to create the cool temperatures. The moisture attracts mold. A leaking pipe, wet insulation or leaking ductwork can allow mold to get inside and grow. Mold can also grow on other components of your ac system, so have the technician thoroughly inspect the system for potential mold. Not everything that looks like mold is mold. Sometimes debris or other substances have a similar color but are relatively harmless. A lab analysis can identify the substance for sure.
Rodents such as squirrels or raccoons can get into your home and wreak havoc on the duct work. If they can pry open the outdoor ventilation, they can move in leaving behind excrement and debris from rummaging around. All of that is then filtered into your home through the supply registers. Be sure to have vermin extricated prior to calling and having the ac fixed. If they can still get in, they can still cause a problem. Insects can cause damage to the system too. Exterminate them prior to having the ducts cleaned.
Clogged ductwork decreases the efficiency of your ac system. Removing clogs, fixing leaks and repairing damages all increase the overall efficiency of the system. The home is cooler with less work and less energy usage. Your utility bills automatically are lower when the ac uses less energy.
Indoor air pollution awareness is on the rise. If you decide to clean your home’s ductwork, use a licensed, reputable HVAC company to clean your home’s ductwork. Obtain a quote and ask them to clean all components of the system. They should look beyond cleaning the ductwork to ensure the whole system operates as expected. Once they’ve cleaned the system, you can enjoy cool, clean air throughout your home.
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