The fall season has nearly arrived in Sacramento, CA. As such, it’s the best time to plan for your HVAC maintenance. One essential component of your indoor comfort and HVAC efficiency is ductwork. Here are some telltale signs that you need to schedule duct cleaning service soon:

Dust Trails Coming From the Vents

Upon powering up your HVAC system, smoke or dust may blow out of your air vents if you have dirty ducts. An HVAC system performing at its peak can run without any potential smells or noises.

Dusty vents impact your indoor air, lessening its quality and leaving you susceptible to health risks. Hire a certified HVAC professional to handle your duct cleaning any time you see or smell the dust and smoke from your HVAC system.

A Clogged Air Filter

Air filters are responsible for trapping foreign contaminants such as dust or pet dander present in the air flowing into your ducts. With time and your HVAC functioning daily, your air filter builds up with trapped dirt. As a result, your HVAC system experiences restricted airflow hence overworking itself and using more energy.

We recommend changing your filters every one to three months. However, if you have to change your filters more frequently, trouble may be lurking in your ducts. Hire a professional to inspect your ductwork for any possible defects.

Pests or Rodents Infestation

Your air ducts present a dark, unoccupied, hidden cave-like habitat for pests and rodents such as roaches, mice, lizards or squirrels. Such animals are from the wild, flourish with food waste from our households and carry many bacteria into your ducts. As air flows into your home, it may help these bacteria and pathogens into your home, risking your health.

The animals can cause damage in the ductwork with holes that may cause heat loss and decrease indoor air quality. The best solution is hiring an inspection for possible entry points and duct cleaning.

Always ensure your ducts are clean and benefit from HVAC efficiency and excellent indoor air quality. Hire our professional HVAC team at Jaguar Heating & Air to cater to your duct cleaning and HVAC-related repair and installation needs.

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