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3 Signs Your Ducts Need to Be Cleaned

In a hot climate like Centerpoint, AL and other central Alabama towns, air conditioning efficiency is a top priority for homeowners. You may do a great job of taking care of your AC unit, but when was the last time you thought about whether your ductwork was in good shape? Unfortunately, dirty ducts can make your AC inefficient and decrease the air quality in your home, so be sure to watch for these signs that your ducts need to be cleaned.

The AC is Always Running

If your air conditioning seems to run for an excessively long time in order to bring the indoor temperature down, it could be a sign that the ductwork is dirty. If the ducts become clogged up with built-up dirt, dust, and other debris, the cooled air will have a harder time reaching the rooms of your home, causing the AC to run more than usual.

The Bills Just Keep Climbing

Ducts that are dirty require more energy in order to get the air through to cool off each room. As the ductwork gets dirtier and dirtier, your AC will keep using more and more energy, resulting in higher utility bills each month. There are several issues that could be causing the air conditioning to become less efficient, but ruling out dirty ductwork is a great first step to bringing your bills back down.

The Vent Covers are Dirty

What’s inside the ductwork gets blown toward your air vents in each room, often getting stuck on the backs of them. Unscrew your vent covers and air registers from the walls and look on the backs. If they are caked in built-up dust and dirt, it’s time to schedule ductwork cleaning.

Don’t let dirty ductwork blow dust, dirt, and allergens into your home any longer. Instead, call One Source Heating, Cooling & Electrical at (205) 509-1929 to schedule a thorough duct cleaning today. Once your ducts have been cleaned, you’ll have better indoor air quality along with lower HVAC utility costs.

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