Dirty air ducts could be circulating harmful particles throughout your home, threatening your health as well as your wallet. If you want to breathe easier while spending less on your monthly energy bills, it may be time for air duct cleaning by the professionals at DeHart.
WHEN IT COMES TO THE AIR IN YOUR HOME, DO YOU EVER ASK…
WHAT’S THAT SMELL?
Is there a funny smell circulating your home whenever your air conditioning is running? This could be a sign of mold growth, dirt and dust buildup, or pest infestation.
WHY AM I SNEEZING SO MUCH?
Increased allergy symptoms and asthma flare ups are a sign that your air ducts are continually circulating harmful particles. These symptoms can be dry and itchy eyes, sneezing, nausea, or headaches.
WHY ARE MY ENERGY BILLS SO HIGH?
Obstructions in your air ducts make your air conditioner work much harder than it needs to. An unexpectedly high electricity bill is a sign that your system is using excess energy to keep your home comfortable.
WHY SCHEDULE PROFESSIONAL DUCT CLEANING?
Scheduling professional air duct cleaning with the experts at DeHart means…
- NO MORE UNPLEASANT ODORS
- NO MORE SNEEZING OR HEADACHES
- NO MORE OUTRAGEOUS ENERGY BILLS EACH MONTH
- CLEANER INDOOR AIR
You’ll also learn about any necessary repairs before they turn into expensive and inconvenient air conditioner breakdowns.
The air ducts in your home are like the highway of your heating and cooling system. And just like a highway, it’s important to keep your ducts clean and free of debris (and vermin) to ensure your family stays safe and comfortable. Clean ducts are especially important for maintaining your indoor air quality (IAQ) when the summer heat is on in Duncan and Chickasha areas. Plus, they will lower your monthly energy bills while keeping your home cool.
Professional duct cleaning from the experts at DeHart will reduce the allergy-like symptoms your family is experiencing in your home and keep your air conditioner running at its best. It will also alert you to any needed repairs before they turn into an expensive inconvenience. So, what are some signs that you need to book a thorough duct cleaning? Let’s take a look at how you can use your senses to know if it’s the right time.
One sign that your ducts are circulating harmful particles in your home is an increase in summer allergy symptoms:
- DRY EYES
- ASTHMA FLARE UPS
Even with a properly working air filter, things like pet dander, dirt, dust and bacteria can build up in your ductwork. These irritants wreak havoc on your health as they are continuously circulated throughout your home. If your air filter has recently been changed but is already completely filled with dust and debris, it could be an indicator that your ducts are in need of a cleaning.
Did you know that indoor air is estimated to be 2 to 5 times more contaminated than outdoor air? If you are experiencing more allergy symptoms than last year, it’s time to take a look at the “highways” of your air conditioner.
WHAT’S THAT SMELL?
Have you found yourself quoting Jack Nicholson’s character in the 2006 film The Departed, saying things like “I smell a rat…”? Pest infestations in your duct work should be taken care of as soon as possible. Droppings from vermin and shedded exoskeletons from insects pose a serious health risk to anyone breathing the air in your home.
An unpleasant odor coming from your air vents can indicate an infestation, or you may hear your unwanted house guests crawling around at odd hours. If you suspect you have pests in your ductwork, contact the professionals immediately. After a proper duct cleaning, it may even be necessary to sanitize your ducts to prevent any future health hazards.
ENERGY BILL SPIKES
An unexpected spike in your energy bills could be an indicator that there is a blockage in your ducts, which means your air conditioner is using more and more energy to distribute cool conditioned air throughout your home. This not only means you are paying way more than you need to in monthly utility bills, but it also means you are more susceptible to unexpected and costly air conditioning breakdowns or repairs.
TIME TO BREAK THE MOLD
With increased humidity and moisture in the air comes an increased risk for mold growth in your ducts. If you can see mold forming in or around your air vents, you should take steps to get it taken care of immediately. Mold growth is common in areas that routinely see over 50% humidity. You should also consider duct sanitization if you have mold growing in your ducts to prevent any other mold or bacteria from forming.
DUCT CLEANING: MORE THAN JUST DUCT TAPE
Homeowners in the Duncan and Chickasha area have been trusting the experts at DeHart with their home comfort needs since 1920. We have the experience and knowledge to keep your home healthy and at the perfect temperature while lowering your monthly electricity bills. Cleaning your ducts with the experts at DeHart is just one of the duct solutions we offer to homeowners suffering from poor indoor air quality and outrageous energy costs.