Sometimes, breathing and respiratory problems are caused by pollutants in your home’s air. In fact, the air in your house can be more polluted than the air outside. Having clean ductwork is essential for fresh, healthy air for everyone to breathe. If your ductwork has cracks or leaks, it could be letting contaminants into your home. Call Anderson Heating & Cooling today to schedule an appointment for air duct services in Mentor, OH.
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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Ductwork
Not sure if you need to replace your ductwork? Here are some signs that say you might need to do so in the near future:
- Ductwork is more than 10-15 years old - If your air ducts are more than 15 years old, there could be cracks in the air ducts creating drafts and increasing your energy bills. Not replacing ducts when it’s needed could also allow pests to enter your ducts and home.
- High utility bills - If there are cracks in your ductwork, it can cause a spike in your energy bills. Having your ductwork sealed or replaced can bring your bills back down to normal.
- Poor indoor air quality - Gaps in air ducts allow pollutants like dust and pollen to enter your HVAC system and circulate around your home. Dangerous old can also develop as a result of leaky ductwork.
Call for Air Duct Inspection & Repair!
A licensed HVAC contractor like Anderson Heating & Cooling can inspect your air ducts to check for leaks and other issues. If any are found, we will seal them. Some newer ducts are flexible and do not leak easily. In that case, sometimes they just need to be straightened to ensure your heating and AC system is working as efficiently as possible.
Some instances require complete air duct replacement. No matter what, we will always recommend the most cost-effective solution for your long-term peace of mind.
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How to Clean Your Ducts
You can say your ductwork is like the lungs of your home, and as your lungs, ducts function better with clean air. So, when your ducts get dirty, the thing to do is clean them. You can clean ducts yourself by using a vacuum cleaner. Use the vacuum’s brush attachment to clean the registers and grills too.