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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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