Chances are, you have not thought about the air ducts in your home for quite a while. And the concept of duct cleaning might not ever have crossed your mind. Your air ducts are the channels that distribute and guide the HVAC air throughout your home. And if left unattended to, they can begin to cause major problems to your HVAC system, your air quality indoors, and your health.
Why your home needs regular duct cleaning
The EPA has laid out the potential risks associated with clogged and dirty ductwork in your home. If you have a concern that these problems have arisen, you should hire Fritts Heating & Air to come clean and disinfect your air ducts.
#1 Visible mold growth inside the ducts or other components of your heating and cooling system.
The EPA states, “There are several important points to understand concerning mold detection in heating and cooling systems:
- Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for a visible inspection, so ask the service provider to show you any mold they say exists.
- You should be aware that although a substance may look like mold, a positive determination of whether it is mold or not can be made only by an expert and may require laboratory analysis for final confirmation. For about $50, some microbiology laboratories can tell you whether a sample sent to them on a clear strip of sticky household tape is mold or simply a substance that resembles it.
- If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced.
- If the conditions causing the mold growth in the first place are not corrected, mold growth will recur.”
#2 Your Ducts are infested with rodents or insects
Believe it or not, animals can infest your ductwork for shelter and get trapped, causing harmful bacteria from their bodies and their feces. If you hear scratching or scurrying noises in your ductwork or begin to sense foul odors, you may have animals living or trapped in your air ducts.
#3 Your Ducts are clogged with excessive dust and debris
The most common issue with your air ducts is the build-up of dust, debris, and airborne allergens. These particles will accumulate over time, hindering the efficiency of your HVAC system. This can cause electrical and motor problems that will result in costly fixes. This debris buildup also creates poor air quality in your home by pushing the dust and debris throughout your vents whenever the system is running.
#4 Dryer Air Duct Cleaning
Your clothes dryer also has a duct system that attaches from the back of the unit and leads outside to expel the hot air. All dryers are equipped with a lint catching system that should be cleaned out after every cycle. But your dryer ductwork is also very susceptible to debris, and dust build-up. This accumulation can lead to slower dryer times, and eventually a burnt-out motor in your electric dryer. Fritts can clean out your dryer duct system as well as your HVAC ductwork.
Professional Duct Cleaning In Atlanta, Ga
The EPA ranks indoor air pollution among the top 5 risks to public health. Improve the quality of the indoor air in your home and extend the life of your heating and cooling system with our indoor air quality products. We provide 100% customer satisfaction to our customers using quality equipment with superior service. Having your air ducts cleaned on a reoccurring basis will help with the air quality and health of your home and family. Fritts Heat & Air has been providing superior HVAC services since our inception in 2008. Our mission is to always provide every client with quality HVAC services while displaying our dedication to excellent customer service. Contact us online or call (678)-327-3897 today to get duct cleaning service for your home.