Over time dust, dirt, pollen, mold, mildew, and other contaminants can accumulate in the air ducts of your commercial building, which is why commercial air duct cleaning is a key component of HVAC preventative maintenance. It ensures that your building’s air ducts remain free of contaminants, and clean air can circulate freely through your building. Continue reading to identify four signs indicating it’s time to clean your commercial air ducts.
Dirty Air Vents
Dirty air vents can be unappealing and affect a building’s indoor air quality, raising health hazards for building occupants. If you notice that the air vents in your building are dirtier than usual and there’s an accumulation of debris blocking its airflow, this is a common sign indicating that your commercial air ducts need to be cleaned. To ensure that your air vents remain clean, an HVAC technician must have your air ducts inspected and cleaned regularly.
Increased Energy Bill
The last thing any building manager or owner wants is an increase in their energy bill. However, if your building’s energy bill is experiencing unexplained increases, your air ducts could be the culprit. When the air ducts in your building are dirty, it becomes increasingly challenging for air to circulate throughout the building, requiring your commercial HVAC system to operate inefficiently and consume more energy to circulate air throughout your building. Regularly scheduling a commercial air duct cleaning with an HVAC technician is key in ensuring your commercial HVAC continues to operate efficiently, helping you reduce your monthly energy bill.
Not only do dirty air ducts impact the efficiency of your commercial HVAC and your building’s indoor air quality, but their smell. This is why odors are usually a significant indicator that your commercial air ducts need to be cleaned. If you’re smelling unpleasant and strange odors circulating throughout your building, this could indicate an accumulation of mold, mildew, pests, dirt, and other contaminants in your air ducts.
Going extended periods without cleaning your commercial air ducts isn’t wise. Pests can settle into the air ducts in your building, making it their permanent home, raising health and safety risks to building occupants. If you’ve noticed signs of insects, rodents, and other vermin inhabiting your air ducts, such as droppings, noises, or strange smells, you should contact an HVAC technician immediately to schedule a commercial air duct cleaning.
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