Nothing is better than coming home to a clean, fresh house after a long day. Similarly, nothing is worse than coming home to a filthy, smelly home after a long day.
Many homeowners know when it’s time to clean their bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. However, not all homeowners know when they have to clean their air ducts.
Thankfully, there are a number of signs that homeowners can look out for. By knowing how to identify these signs, a homeowner will know exactly when they need to clean their ducts.
Sign #1 - An Abundance of Dust
One of the most noticeable signs that the ducts need to be cleaned is an abundance of dust.
After turning on the HVAC unit, there should be no signs of dust or dirt. However, if the ducts are filthy, they will potentially begin to emit clouds of dust.
Sign #2 - Disgusting Odor
A nose knows when something smells bad. Dirty air ducts have a very distinct odor that can be easily identified. If there is an odd smell coming out of the vents, it is definitely time to get the ducts cleaned.
If there is no smell but the homeowner is still suspicious, he or she can call a professional HVAC technician come and inspect the ducts.
Sign #3 - Uneven Airflow
One of the final signs that homeowners can identify is an uneven airflow. A homeowner can measure the airflow by comparing different rooms.
If the ducts in each room are not performing consistently, there is a good chance that they could have dust and debris built up inside of them. Homeowners that believe they have an uneven airflow should get in contact with a professional.
Bonus - Perform a Duct Test
For the homeowners that just can’t get the sneaking suspicions out of their head, there is one final thing that they can do. These homeowners can perform a duct test.
Although some homeowners may want to try doing it themselves, the test requires a special fan and pressure gauge. This test measures the number of air leaks in the system. If the system has a number of leaks, it should it be cleaned and fixed immediately.
If you have any question, comments, or concerns about cleaning your air ducts, don’t be afraid to get in contact with the air duct experts at Twin Tech Heating and Cooling.
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I contacted TwinTech to replace my 20-year old A/C. Dave, their service rep, promptly replied and was at my home within 2 hours. He was friendly and knowledgeable and didn't try to upgrade or oversell their A/C units but suggested the best fit for my small 1000 feet bungalow. Although this was during a heatwave and very busy, they were able to fit me in 2 days later. The TwinTech crew installed a 1.5 ton Ducane A/C unit that is now running smoothly while maintaining a constant cooling temperature. The crew were very courteous, professional and efficient and I will definitely recommend TwinTech to family and friends. I much appreciated your great service.
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We had a great experience. The guys who installed our a/c did a nice job. Cleaned up.
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I left a live chat message on their website that my air conditioning was not working. Within 1hr a representative called me to discuss my options.
The next day he came to the house to review my needs and give me a price for a new system. Price quoted was less than I expected and the installation was completed the following day. I found their salesman and the installers very knowledgeable and easy to deal with. All my questions were answered. Everything was properly explained in regards to what unit was needed and why, along with instruction where needed for use.
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