About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

3 Telling Signs Your Home's Ductwork Needs a Cleaning

Phil Laprairie

3 Telling Signs Your Home's Ductwork Needs a CleaningOver time, household dust, pollen and other debris can accumulate in your Calgary home's ductwork, potentially lowering the efficiency of your HVAC system and reducing your indoor air quality. Ductwork cleaning may be beneficial to your household, especially if you have family members that suffer from asthma, allergies or respiratory problems.

If you experience any of the following situations, professional duct cleaning may be worth the investment:

Excessive Mold Growth

If there are large amounts of mold visible in your ducts, or if you have mold problems in other parts of your HVAC system, it may be a good idea to have your ducts cleaned. Spores released from mold can irritate sensitive individuals with asthma and allergies, while some types of mold can even be toxic.

If there's mold growth in your system, you should have it professionally inspected and have samples of the mold tested to be sure it's not soot. Once mold growth is verified, you should have your ductwork professionally cleaned.

Rodent or Insect Infestation

If your ductwork shows signs of pest activity and physical damage, it's recommended that you have a pest control expert eliminate the infestation. Once the pests have been removed, a thorough inspection of your air ducts is recommended to repair any damage. Professional ductwork cleaning can also remove droppings and other materials that may cause future health problems.

Excessive Dust Accumulation

If there's a lot of dust inside your ductwork, and it's blown out when your HVAC system is being used, ductwork cleaning may be necessary. Some dust on the registers is normal, but excessive amounts that appear after remodeling projects should be professionally removed.

For more information about ductwork cleaning and its benefits, talk to our HVAC team at Arpi's Industries, Ltd. in the Calgary area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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