What’s in Your HVAC Ducts?
Nashville HVAC systems must filter more than their fair share of pollen, as anyone who has seasonal allergies knows. Pet hair, dander, dust and even bits of paper can lodge in the ducts and reduce system efficiency.
Regular air conditioning service includes attention to the condition of the ducts tasked with maintaining your indoor air quality. Specific situations need immediate attention.
When Should You Clean Your Ducts?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends air duct cleaning when:
- Excessive debris and dust clog the ducts and particles are released into your home from the air supply registers.
- Rodents, insects or other vermin have gotten into the ducts.
- You can see visible mold growth inside the ducts or other components of your heating and cooling system.
Systems infiltrated by moisture should be checked out because mold and other organisms love a bit of water to spread.
Many new Middle Tennessee homeowners like to get HVAC ducts cleaned before they move in. Cleaning ducts also is wise after a big remodeling project. Barring unusual circumstances, however, annual duct cleaning is not necessary. At Jewell Mechanical we recommend duct cleaning only when it is needed.
Need to Clean Your Ducts?
If you need it, we make sure it is done and done properly.