Know the Signs of Dirty Ducts

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Have you ever had professional air duct cleaning done in
your home? Now may be the time to do so. Duct cleaning is a task best left to
professionals.  At Maynard, we provide
thorough and effective duct cleaning services for your indoor air quality and
HVAC performance needs.

Is Duct Cleaning Really Necessary?

For improved indoor air quality, better HVAC system
efficiency, and reduced allergy symptoms, duct cleaning is absolutely worth it.
It’s not a service that’s needed every year like AC maintenance, but it is one
you should be scheduling fairly regularly—every few years at least.

Our team comes in and approaches your ductwork from a number
of vantage points. We use powerful vacuums to clean your ducts without soiling
your home in any way. We leave no mess behind. You can trust the Maynard Man
for your professional duct cleaning service! But how do you know when you need
it?

The Warning Signs

If your air ducts haven’t been cleaned in a while, then you
will want to watch out for these various warning signs:

  • Unexplained
    Increase in Your Energy Bills:
    This is often a sign that your HVAC system
    isn’t functioning as efficiently as it should be. This can be caused by a
    number of factors, from an aging unit to damaged ducts. Dirty ductwork is also
    a common culprit, as clogs or debris buildup can restrict airflow and reduce
    efficiency.
  • Signs of
    Rodent or Insect Infestation:
    Nobody wants to think about vermin getting
    inside their ductwork, but it does happen. If you hear strange noises or detect
    foul odors coming from your vents, it’s time to call the Maynard Man to take a
    look.
  • Dirt and
    Debris around Your Vents:
    It’s natural for your vents to get a little dusty
    during seasons that you aren’t using your heater or AC regularly. But if you
    notice high levels of dirt and debris on your vents, there’s a good chance it’s
    coming from inside your ductwork.
  • Unexplained
    Respiratory Problems:
    Excessive dirt and debris circulating through your
    living space can exacerbate allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illness for
    homeowners and their families. The right indoor
    air quality products can mitigate this problem. However, a thorough duct
    cleaning will also help.

The Reason Your Ducts Get Dirty to Begin With

Dust and various airborne allergens circulate through your
living space all year long. Most of them pass through your ventilation system
multiple times. In fact, the average six-room home can circulate up to 40 lbs.
of dust annually. This debris, dander, lint, and other particulate settle on
the inner walls of the ductwork and start building up. The more build-up is
lining the ducts, the faster it will increase as particles are trapped.

Dirty ducts may also come from breaches within the ductwork. A small tear or loose connection can allow
dust from your home to enter the ductwork. This is a sign of a bigger problem,
since duct leaks can account for a 30% loss of the conditioned air you are
paying for. Therefore, calling the Maynard Man means getting your ducts
inspected by a pro. This ensures all the important steps are taken toward maintaining
an efficient HVAC system.

Need a Helping Hand, Call the Maynard Man! We are The Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Energy Expert. Contact us today for your indoor air quality needs in Nashville & Middle Tennessee.

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