You suspect that the air ducts in your Roxboro, NC, home are dirty. Do you know what to do about it? The ductwork in your HVAC system plays a vital role in distributing conditioned air. We’ll tell you what the signs of dirty ducts are, possible underlying problems and how to clean these problems.

Clues Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

Keeping your ducts clean can help your health. Poor air quality can aggravate respiratory conditions. Here are things you should look for if you think your air ducts may need cleaning:

  • Bacterial growth around air vents.
  • Excessive dust around air vents.
  • No history of air duct cleaning in at least 10 years.
  • Chronic dust no matter how often you clean.
  • Allergy symptoms that start when you turn on your HVAC system.
  • Uncontrolled asthmatic symptoms.

Possible Underlying Problems

One or more things lurking in your ducts may be the source(s) of air duct-related issues you may be having. Here are the main culprits:

  • Moisture buildup.
  • Poor air filtration.
  • Mice droppings.
  • Cockroaches.

Who Cleans Air Duct Problems?

You shouldn’t attempt to clean your air ducts. Use the appropriate professional service.

Excessive moisture in the ducts leads to bacterial growth, which aggravates asthma and allergy symptoms. HVAC professionals clean any bacterial growth they find. They also dry up moisture buildup and fix any cause for the moisture they find.

Poor air filtration contributes to poor air quality. An HVAC professional can suggest an improved air filtration system and install it for you.

Mice droppings and cockroaches can get into air ducts and introduce nasty particulates into your home’s air supply. As a result, they can make you feel sick.

All air ducts need to be cleaned from time to time. When it’s time to have the ducts in your Roxboro, NC, home cleaned, contact Ted’s HVAC. We offer the duct cleaning services you need to make sure your HVAC system is running at peak efficiency.

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