The air ducts are responsible for sending conditioned air throughout your home. But they’re also one of those ‘out of sight, out of mind’ components that only get noticed when something is wrong. Air ducts, in particular, are prone to clogging because of dust and debris buildup. When overlooked, the blockage will hamper airflow, resulting in uneven cooling performance from your air conditioner. This can be mitigated by professional air duct cleaning. You’ll know it’s time to schedule one because:
1. The vent covers are dusty. Take a walk around your home and check each vent cover. If there’s a significant buildup of dust and dirt in the vent covers, it may indicate a blockage in the ductwork. Dirty air ducts not only hamper the way cold air is distributed throughout your home but can also lead to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). If you live with a family member who has asthma or allergies, poor IAQ can become a major issue.
2. There’s visible mold growth around the vents. The moisture present in conditioned air, plus the excess buildup of dirt and debris inside the ductwork, can encourage mold formation. Do you notice a musty odor coming from the vents? Is there discoloration near the registers and other HVAC components? Exposure to mold spores can exacerbate allergies and respiratory issues, so call a trusted HVAC technician like Mechanical Technologies immediately for the necessary solution. Aside from AC repair, you can also count on us for professional duct cleaning services.
3. There’s little to no airflow from the registers. If you feel like some areas of your home aren’t cool enough, take a close look at the registers. Closed vents and registers may account for the weak airflow, but if they are open, dirty and blocked air ducts may be the primary reason. Have the issue dealt with promptly by turning to Mechanical Technologies for a comprehensive cleanup.
Mechanical Technologies is not just your go-to company for air conditioner service. If you need a professional to handle your duct cleaning needs, we’ll be more than happy to fill that role. We proudly serve homeowners in the El Paso, TX area and beyond. Call us today at (915) 544-1550, or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!