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4 Signs Your Air Ducts Need To Be Cleaned

Updated: Aug 10

Dirty air ducts can cost you money and adversely affect your health. However, because they’re hidden inside your ceilings and walls, you can’t see how dirty they really are. Nevertheless, there are some tell-tale signs that indicate your air ducts should be cleaned.

Here are four things to look out for.


1. Your house is dustier than usual

It’s natural for dust to accumulate in your home and place of business. However, if surfaces get dirty immediately after you clean them, there’s like a buildup of dust, pet dander and other debris inside your ductwork.


2. Renovations were recently completed

If you’ve recently completed a renovation, then a commercial or residential duct cleaning is recommended. Dust from drywall, saw dust, concrete and other materials is sure to be lodged in your ductwork. These pollutants will recirculate indefinitely through your property and clog your air filters if you don’t get your ducts cleaned.


3. A musty odour is coming from your vents

A bad smell emanating from your vents means that mould may be growing inside your ducts. If you live in a humid climate, or your air conditioner system isn’t keeping your humidity levels in check, condensation can form inside your ductwork and lead to mould growth. The resulting spores can negatively affect your health, especially if you suffer from allergies or asthma.

A professional cleaning can get rid of the mould in your ducts and prevent it from returning. You may also want to consider investing in an air purification system to maximize your indoor air quality.


4. Your energy bills are rising

Have you noticed your energy bills are going up even though there hasn’t been a significant change in the weather or your home’s heating and cooling settings? Dust in your ducts can build up over time and block the flow of air through your ventilation system. This means your HVAC system will need to work harder than normal to do its job, which will result in higher energy bills. Keeping your ducts clean will help you save money.


Commercial and Residential Duct Cleaning Services in Edmonton

At Modern Air & Water, our technicians have been cleaning ducts in homes and businesses in the Edmonton area for more than 40 years. Our state-of-the-art vacuum trucks are the best in the business, manufactured right here in Edmonton. Contact us today to schedule your next duct cleaning or get a free quote.

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