If you're noticing dust reappearing in your home soon after cleaning, it may be coming from the air ducts. Sky Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine if you need an air duct cleaning or a full replacement of the system. An air duct is the last stop before the cold or warm air created by an air conditioning system reaches your home. It's the last chance to filter dust, allergens, and other impurities from the air before it's inhaled by your family and friends.
There are several factors that will determine if you need a cleaning or a full replacement of your air ducts. In some cases, you may need to discard an unusable duct and replace it with a new one. The material in the air passes through the return ducts and hits the filter, which should trap any impurities. Mold may be around the vent covers, but unfortunately, many components of the heating and cooling system are not easily accessible, making it difficult to detect mold in air ducts. Even if your home is clean, dirt, dust, pet dander, and other contaminants can still get into your air ducts.
Any renovation that opens up walls or disturbs a duct has the potential to release more dirt, sawdust, and other particles into the air. An air duct cleaning technician can identify and fix any mold problems and help prevent them from reappearing. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that cleaning the ducts is sufficient for mild episodes of mold, but serious outgrowths often require replacement, especially if the ducts are rusty. The dirt from the ducts is spread throughout your home every time your air conditioner or oven is running. If you have mold in your air ducts, it's important to take quick steps to preserve your home's indoor air quality.
It's not always just debris accumulation in the air ducts that causes the system to work harder. Be wary of companies that offer unusually low rates or promise superfast service. That's why it's important to periodically check the condition of your air ducts to see if they need cleaning services. As an expert in heating and cooling systems, I recommend that homeowners inspect their air ducts regularly for signs of damage or contamination. If you notice any dust buildup or mold growth in your vents, contact a professional immediately for an inspection and cleaning service. A professional technician can assess the condition of your system and determine if a full replacement is necessary.
They can also provide advice on how to prevent future contamination.