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Why Are Your Air Ducts Blowing Dust Everywhere?

by Feride Halma

If you see dust blowing out of your air vents in every room in your house, contact an HVAC contractor today. Your air ducts could be full of dust, dirt, and other debris. If your air ducts become too full with debris, they may eventually cause problems for your air conditioning system. Learn more about your dusty air ducts and how an HVAC contractor can clear them below. 

How Did Your Air Ducts Fill Up With Dust?

Your air ducts distribute cool air throughout your home every time you turn on your HVAC system. However, air ducts can also pick up dust and other debris during the year. The debris can slowly form blockages inside the ducts and prevent them from cleaning your home's air. If the ducts become too full, they can eventually blow out dust into your home. 

Dusty air ducts can make your home less habitable and its inhabitants feel sick over time. Dust harbors things that can harm your respiratory system, such as dust mites and mold spores. The organisms can also reside or live inside your dusty air ducts. 

In addition to making home and family sick, dusty air ducts can also damage your indoor cooling unit. Dust can cause large clogs to form on the surfaces of your indoor unit. The unit can back up with heat, or it can become frozen with large pieces of ice. The unit will eventually stop producing cool air for your home.

If you clean out your air ducts soon, you can protect your home, family, and indoor cooling unit from unforeseen problems. 

How Can a Contractor Clean Your Air Ducts?

You want to have an HVAC contractor clean out your air ducts and indoor cooling unit for you. A contractor can use a flashlight or another tool to inspect the insides of your air ducts. A contractor may need to remove the cover from your indoor unit to inspect it for dust. If a contractor finds large quantities of dust inside your air ducts and on the surfaces of your indoor unit, they'll take time and clean both parts for you.

A contractor will gently suction out your air ducts with a large, powerful vacuum. The vacuum's nozzle is long enough to reach deep inside the ducts without damaging them. After a contractor cleans your air ducts, they'll carefully remove the coil from your indoor unit and clean it. 

You may want to have a contractor maintain your air ducts and indoor unit regularly during the year. A contractor can discuss the best times to maintain your air ducts and indoor unit after coming to your home.

If you need immediate help cleaning out your air ducts or indoor cooling unit, contact an HVAC service today.