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4 Signs that Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

It’s easy to put off the cleaning of your air ducts for long periods of time. However, it’s extremely important to keep your ducts clean to maintain good air quality, boost energy efficiency and to protect your heating and cooling systems from harmful debris. At Sarte Heating & Cooling Ltd., our team of experts provide services for duct cleaning in Winnipeg. To help ensure that your property has good air quality all year round, here are some of the signs that it’s time to have your air ducts cleaned:

  1. Dust and debris during start-up
    One of the best ways to tell if your ducts need cleaning is to check how much dust and debris are blown out when starting your heating unit. Sometimes an accumulation of dust will make it seem like your ducts need to be cleaned, so be sure to perform this check only after a fresh filter has been installed. It’s important that your ducts be free of these substances as they can cause issues with energy efficiency and air quality throughout your home.
  2. Mold growth
    The appearance of mold is never a good sign. It could mean a number of issues with your ducts (including a moisture problem). It’s important to check for mold for a variety of reasons, most prominently, to protect your health. Mold can cause breathing and other health related problems. If you notice any mold in your ducts, call our duct cleaning service in Winnipeg immediately.
  3. You notice rodents or insects
    Wildlife in your ducts is a big problem. If you notice any signs that there might be an infestation in your ducts, it’s definitely time to have your air ducts cleaned by a professional. Look out for small scratches, insect husks and shells along with rodent droppings. All could be signs that you have a couple of unwanted house guests living in your vents. 
  4. The presence of carbon monoxide
    This is only applicable if you use a gas stove, furnace or fireplace. Because your ducts are connected to each and every room in the house, it’s important to ensure that there’s no gas trapped inside them. This could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. For this reason, it’s recommended that you have your heating system inspected at the beginning of every season.

Winnipeg’s Choice for Professional & Thorough Duct Cleaning

If you need a professional for air duct cleaning in Winnipeg, make an appointment with Sarte Heating & Cooling Ltd. Since 2005, we’ve been the trusted specialists throughout the Winnipeg area for all of your heating and cooling needs. From sales to installations and repair services, we do it all! We even offer 24-hour emergency services to be there when you need us most. Contact us today for more information or to request a free estimate.

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