Have You Had Your Ductwork Cleaned?
Dirty return air vents are a sign that your duct work needs to be cleaned.
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Every situation is different, however over time there can be substantial visible growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system.
- A lot of the sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for a visible inspection, but you can take a look into the return air ducting to get an idea of the amount of dirt and dust throughout.
- On the supply air side of the ductwork you will typically get a gritty type substance, because the air is moving with a lot of velocity.
- On the return air side of the ductwork you will typically get a fluffy, and hairy type of buildup, because the air is moving slower with lower velocity.
- 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 you have older insulated flexible ductwork in your attic, it can not be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced.
- Without cleaning over time, your ductwork can become clogged with excessive amounts of dust, debris, and particulates which will be continuously circulated throughout your home.