Air Ducts

Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned? 5 Surefire Signs

When is the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? If you can't remember, it's probably been too long.

Your air ducts should be cleaned every three to five years in addition to the yearly maintenance of your heating and cooling system.

Not sure if it's time for air duct cleaning? 

Check out these 5 signs that your air ducts are due for a cleaning.

1. Unexplained High Energy Bill

Over the years the Indianapolis area has had a few heatwaves and arctic winds that may have led to a high energy bill.

But if you notice a spike in your energy bill that you can't explain, it could be that the air duct is not allowing the flow of air. Air duct cleaning will remove any buildup that could be slowing the airflow.

The air duct cleaning cost is far less than paying a high energy bill month after month.

2. Mold Sighting

Mold can grow in and around your air ducts if they are not clean, especially during humid summers.

You should not try to remove the mold yourself. Instead, call an air duct cleaning service to investigate the problem. 

Mold can cause serious health problems and allergic reactions, so don't wait to resolve this issue. Also, ask your air duct cleaning technician about preventive measures like a dehumidifier.

3. Dust 

A little bit of dust in the house is normal. But if you notice a collection of dust in the grills of your vent, you may have dirty air ducts.

Cleaning your air ducts will also prevent dust from spreading through the house. When people report that they are dusting every day and the dust keeps returning, it's usually an indication that the ducts are collecting dust.

4. Inconsistent Air Flow

Do you notice one room has great airflow but another is constantly too cold or too hot? This could be a sign that your air ducts aren't clean. It's possible that ducts in one room are functioning properly but others are not.

An air duct cleaning will remove anything that could be blocking the airway and causing the issue.

5. Respiratory Issues

Dust in the air can make allergy or respiratory issues worse. If you find that you or a family member are experiencing these symptoms, it's time to check the ducts.

Clean air ducts mean clean air and better indoor air quality. You can breathe easy knowing that the air ducts are clean.

Schedule Air Ducts Cleaning Today

Do any of these signs sound familiar? LCS Heating and Cooling can help! We specialize in repair, installation, and cleaning. Then it's time to get your air ducts cleaned. 

For an affordable price, we offer full duct cleaning as well as maintenance plans. Our knowledgeable staff can answer your questions and help you with all of your heating and cooling system needs.

LCS Heating and Cooling serves the greater Indianapolis area including Carmel, Fortville, and Greenwood. Check our website to confirm you are in our service area.

Call, text, or send us a message to get more information on our services today.