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How to Determine if Your Ducts Need Cleaning

There are many ways to determine if your ducts need cleaning throughout the home. The ducts will accumulate dust and debris that gets through the filter of your air conditioning unit and heater, and also from different things around your home. Pet hair and dander can get through your vents, along with other things. As these things accumulate over time it’s going to reduce the efficiency of your furnace and air conditioner, and it’s also going to reduce the quality of air around your home. Knowing when your ducts need cleaned is going to be the key to proper maintenance.

The ducts should be cleaned once a year. The best time to have this done is at the beginning of the cold weather season, so they are clean before you fire up your furnace. Not only should you have the ducts cleaned, but also the furnace itself. Accumulation inside the fire chamber and on the coils also costs you money, and cause a burning smell when you turn the unit on. If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in the last year, you know it’s time to have them cleaned.

If there are dirt marks on your carpeting or walls where the vents are, this is an indicator that the ducts have a lot of grime that’s getting pushed out by air ventilation. If you are having a hard time breathing in the home and you think it’s from allergies or asthma, this could be triggered by your dirty ducts. Getting the ducts cleaned every year is going to also allow the professionals to look for any problems in the ventilation system, or with the furnace and air conditioner. If you can’t remember when you last had them cleaned, or it’s been over 12 months you know it’s time to have it done.

Cleaning your ducts will assure the air in your home is clean,  contact MBR Services your Chicago duct cleaning experts. Call us anytime at (708) 417-0725 and schedule a service visit.

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