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When to Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned

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You know the saying, “out of sight, out of mind.” It certainly applies to air ducts. Can you recall the last time you actually thought about them? Your heating and air conditioning system plays an integral part in having a comfortable home; and, when our ducts get dirty or damaged, you can experience increased allergies, higher utility bills, or a musty odor. All of this can decrease your overall comfort. Find out if it’s time to get your air ducts cleaned.

What is duct cleaning?

The cleaning process will typically involve removing built up dust, dirt, mold, or other contaminants that are found in the ducts. All this build up could also point to a larger problem with your system. If your ductwork is damaged, contaminants could potentially leak in. Here at Mid-Florida Heating & Air, our fully-trained and licensed experts can take care of both the cleaning and seal any leaky ductwork that you may have.

Excess dust

It can get frustrating when your home remains dusty no matter much you clean. A little dust on surfaces is expected but if you’re noticing an unusual amount, you should check your vents. Take the vent cover off and peek inside the ductwork— is everything covered in dust? If the answer is yes, you should call a duct cleaning expert.

Unusual odors

Dust, mildew, or even mold in your ductwork can spread an unpleasant smell throughout your home. No matter how many candles you light up around the house, the odor will spread as long as it remains in your ducts. It’s best to contact a professional for cleaning to get your home smelling fresh again.

Spike in utility bills

If you’ve noticed an increase in your utility bill, it could mean your HVAC system is not working as efficiently as it should. In some cases, your ductwork can get so dirty that air can’t properly flow through your home. When this happens, your heating and cooling need to work extra hard to regulate the indoor temperature. Leaky ducts can also contribute to the raised costs. Seals can deteriorate over time, which means you’re paying for lost air.

Bringing comfort to your homes since 1983

Here at Mid-Florida Heating & Air, we have been providing the Alachua County with top-quality HVAC services for over 30 years. If you believe you are in need of air duct cleaning or sealing, schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at (352) 377-4414.


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