5 Signs that It’s Time to Clean Your Air Ducts

Posted on February 19, 2019 by ANR Restoration

Everyone knows that they should clean their house on a regular basis. You clean your carpets, your bathrooms, and your clothes. Have you thought about cleaning your air ducts? Air duct cleaning doesn't happen as often as other types of cleaning, but there are ways to tell when it's that time. Look for these five signs that will tell you it's time to clean your air ducts.

Mold In Your Home

When mold spores come into contact with moisture, mold will thrive. If you find mold somewhere in your house, chances are it will also be in your air duct. Also, if you experience frequent headaches or dizziness, check your air ducts. When air passes over the mold and you breathe it in, it could make you sick. Mold should be removed right away, especially in air ducts. If you see mold anywhere in your home, call a professional to remove it immediately. Mold will not go away on its own.

Worsening Allergies or Asthma

Think of every time someone walks through a door from outside your house. It's probably a lot, right? Every time someone comes in, they're bringing in particles of pollen, dust, and other allergens that linger in the air and get caught by your air ducts. It happens little by little, but when time passes all of the allergens get stuck inside your air duct and contaminate the air you breathe. If you notice worsening allergies or asthma symptoms in your home, it may be caused by allergens in your air ducts. Professional cleaning of the air ducts will provide cleaner air to your home.

Excess Dust

There is so much you do in your home every day. From watching TV to making dinner, you're using your home a lot. Dust can settle rather quickly in your home, and when you go to dust, vacuum, and clean, those particles will get stuck in your air ducts as well. Like allergens, these can also affect the health of you and your family if they're not taken care of. Even if you don't have allergies or asthma, the build-up of dust can affect your air quality. A professional cleaning will clean out all of the dust and help you breathe easier.

High Electricity Bills

Check your electricity bills. Are you paying more than normal to heat up or cool down your home? It may not just be the change in weather. If your home has a hard time heating up or cooling down, or if your electricity bill is higher than normal, check your air ducts for blockages. Sometimes grit sticks together and creates blockages in your ducts, blocking air from moving freely into your home. Lower your electricity bill and bring comfort back into your home by hiring a professional to clean your ducts.


Any of the above issues can be avoided by routine maintenance of your air ducts. Setting a schedule for a yearly cleaning will regularly clean out all of the dust and pollen that accumulates and can even remove mold spores before the mold begins to grow. Prevention is always the best policy and can save you money later, when there isn't more maintenance to be done in cleaning out the blockages or mold buildup. Do yourself a favor and clean your ducts at least once a year. Your house and your health will thank you.

There are many reasons to have your air ducts cleaned. While it might be further down your list of cleaning duties, it's still important to do. Hire a professional cleaning service so you don't have to worry about your home's health. Call ANR Restoration today at (812) 220-0671 to set up an appointment.