When you live in Florida, you likely have the air conditioner on for much of the year to deal with the hot, muggy climate. Unfortunately, that frequent AC use means that your ductwork will eventually get dirty and require a professional cleaning. Here’s how to tell whether it’s time to schedule a pro HVAC cleaning in your home.

Dust Everywhere 

One of the key signs that your ductwork isn’t functioning efficiently is when you see dust start to pile up more quickly than usual. While a bit of dust is inevitable in any home, excessive dust could indicate that your ducts are dirty. 

Frequent Breakdowns

Is your air conditioner breaking down or having issues more often? With the high use of AC in Florida, it’s not uncommon to have a sporadic hiccup with your equipment. But frequent issues are a sign that something is wrong, so get a professional to come take a look.

Contaminants in Your Ductwork

Even the best filters can’t contain or clean dirty ductwork. Replace your filter, then keep your eyes on a vent while your AC turns on. If you notice particles in the air when the conditioned ir comes out of the vents, it’s a pretty strong sign that the ducts need to be cleaned.

Increasing Energy Bills

Dirty ductwork often leads to higher energy expenses. When blockages or dirt build-up occurs in the ducts, your air conditioner has to work harder to get the air to the temperature you desire. Lower airflow from some vents in your home indicates that the ducts are partially blocked in certain areas.

Grime or Dirt on Your Equipment

While dust is often the culprit for dirty ductwork, the humid Florida weather can also lead to a buildup of allergens to develop in some areas of your equipment. If you’ve detected any biologic growth in your ducts or on your AC unit, be sure to get it cleaned immediately. 

The good news is that even if your ducts need cleaning, an HVAC professional can get the job done quickly. For affordable duct cleaning in Florida, give Frank’s Air Conditioning a call at (407) 278-1981.

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