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Is Humidity Affecting Your Air Ducts? | American Cleaning & Restoration

Maintaining your home’s HVAC system is important for a number of reasons. First, it reduces energy consumption by improving efficiency in the hardware. Regular inspections can identify problems ahead of time, helping you avoid costly gaps in the vents that lead to leaks. Regular maintenance also removes dust, dander and other debris within the vents. Air duct cleaning from American Cleaning & Restoration will rid vents of dust and dander, and it will help prevent the buildup of mold from moisture. There are a few different ways you can determine if humidity is currently affecting your air ducts. If it is, or if you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in the last year, American Cleaning & Restoration is here to help.

Musty Smell

Is there a musty smell in your house? If so, it means there is some sort of mold development going on. If the smell seems to come from nearly everywhere, it means the aroma likely originates in the vents. Humidity can lead to this smell if there is dust and other dirt clogged in the vent somewhere. Moisture will cling to the dirt, which may then develop mold spores. When attached to the interior of your vent, mold spores may spread to other areas of the ductwork. This means that whenever you have the HVAC system running, it will push the musty smell throughout the house, and it will also increase the chance of spreading mold to other areas of your home.

Not Achieving Desired Comfort Level

Moisture has a way of affecting the entire performance of your HVAC system. Due to this, it may seem difficult to obtain your desired comfort level. Perhaps the temperature feels warmer than it actually is in the house, or you just can’t reach the temp you have the thermostat set at. This may be a sign of humidity inside the ventilation system. A fully functioning HVAC system can remove humidity from the house, so you don’t have to deal with this issue. However, over time, the humidity will begin to wear down the HVAC system. High levels of humidity may prove difficult to handle as well. That’s exactly why it is so important to have both the vents cleaned and your HVAC system serviced on an annual basis.

Foggy Windows

Have you noticed some windows in the house seem to be foggy? Aside from breathing on the glass when the temperature is cold outside, you should never have this kind of a problem. If you do, it means there is humidity both in the house and within the ventilation system. This also correlates to an almost moist feeling inside your home. Dehumidifiers can help with this, but if the humidity has lingered for a long period of time, it may have already led to the growth of mold and mildew spores inside the vents. By taking advantage of air duct cleaning services offered by American Cleaning & Restoration, this is something you won’t have to deal with long-term and can correct right away. So, improve your health and comfort level by contacting our team when you have a minute.

At American Cleaning & Restoration, all of your air duct cleaning needs are covered. So, if there is a musty odor coming out of the vents, or if someone in the house is having trouble breathing, now is the time to take advantage of air duct cleaning services. Whether you have additional questions about services or are ready to schedule a service time, reach out and give the pros a call at your earliest convenience.