Do You Need to Clean Your Ductwork? Look for These Three Signs

If you use central ductwork in your Pittsburg area home, you feel it much more than you see it. So how can you know if your ducts have become dirty enough to require professional cleaning, and what are the benefits of cleaning your ducts? 

After well over a decade of cleaning ductwork in the homes of Pittsburgh, Calfo Heating and Cooling have identified three common signs of dirty ducts. If any of these seem familiar to you, contact Calfo ASAP to learn how your heating and cooling system (and your family) will benefit from duct cleaning. 

Odd Smells When The AC or Heat Turns On

Are you weary of turning on the furnace for fear of that odd smell coming from your vents? Or have you come home after a long summer day to a stinky house that has been running the AC all afternoon? If you’re wondering why your HVAC system smells, it could be caused by the buildup of dust, or condensation that has led to bacteria and mold growth. 

If bacteria and mold are in fact present in your ductwork, it’s bad news for your indoor air quality. Harmful contaminants in your ductwork will end up in your breathing air and can recirculate in your home multiple times. This maximizes the chances that mold and bacteria can make their way into your lungs or the lungs of your loved ones. 

More Dust Around The House

Even if you can’t smell your dirty ductwork, you might be able to see it. Just like the aforementioned mold and bacteria issues, dust in your ducts will stir every time your HVAC system turns on, and that dust will settle on the surfaces throughout your home. If you find yourself dusting more than you’d like, it may be time to replace your air filters and schedule a duct cleaning!

Increased Seasonal Allergies at Home

You can smell dirty ductwork, you can see the effects of filthy ducts, and you might be feeling the effects, too. The symptoms of poor indoor air quality can often feel like seasonal allergies (and disregarded as such). Contaminated ductwork can also make existing respiratory conditions worse, such as asthma or COPD. This can all affect your sleep, too! 

The Benefits of Professional Duct Cleaning

Why leave duct cleaning to the professionals at Calfo? Because we have the equipment and expertise to make sure we get every speck of dust and bacteria!

Cleaning your ductwork is an essential part of properly maintaining your heating and cooling system, and we can identify if there are any design or installation issues that are causing an increase in contaminant infiltration. Fixing these issues, and cleaning your ductwork can offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Increased HVAC system efficiency
  • Petter indoor air quality, year-round
  • Improved home comfort
  • Energy savings

Give your heating and AC system a fresh start, and schedule a duct cleaning with Calfo! Call or get in touch here.