Just like any other major appliance in your home, there are any number of reasons why your air conditioner may not be running as good as it should be. Your unit has to work hard all day every day to keep your home at the comfortable temperatures you enjoy. Because of this constant work, it can become easily overwhelmed by even small changes in its functionality. One part of the air conditioner that many people forget about is the ducts transporting the air throughout the home. Air duct cleaning can be necessary, especially in older homes. Here are a few signs that your need air duct cleaning:
- Particles or dust blowing out of your vents– When starting the air conditioner, watch the vents to see if there is anything coming up out of them, or just be observant of the areas around the vent if they become dusty quickly.
- Unusual sounds- The air ducts should be fairly quiet and any noises mean there’s probably something in there that should be removed.
- Obstructed air flow- If the vents are completely open and cool air is not blowing out very well, there may be some debris along the air ducts that need to be cleaned out.
- Mold growth in the ducts– This can only be tested by professionals, but if there is mold growth it needs to be removed immediately to keep you and your family healthy.
These tips will help you to know what to look out for before it is too late and added stress and damage is caused to the air conditioning unit. Duct cleaning is a very simple process and if it is necessary, should not be put off. The better trained you are in knowing what to look out for, the sooner you can call us at Air Assault Air Conditioning & Heating to help find the solution, allowing your air conditioner to return to functioning at its highest efficiency again.