Ruining the Climate-control Equipment
The dirt that collects inside the ductwork can restrict the flow of air, leading to an air conditioner or a furnace that won’t work efficiently. In addition to paying more for your heating or cooling costs, the dust on the furnace or the air conditioner can ruin the devices because the components overheat.
Mold Growth in a Building
There are likely mold spores inside the air ducts, and when the humidity is high, the mold will begin to grow. This mold growth can spread from the ductwork into other areas of your apartment or home, and you may notice a foul mildew odor. It isn’t safe for anyone to breathe mold and mildew, especially when the individual has a condition such as asthma. In some cases, the mold spores can invade your lungs to cause a major medical issue.
If you move into a building where someone has smoked cigarettes or kept numerous pets, then the home or apartment can smell less than satisfying. This is because the debris in the venting system will absorb the odors from cooking, pet accidents, smoke and more. With a thorough air duct cleaning, you can have a home that smells fresh again.
Finding Air Duct Damage
In many cases, the ductwork will have damage from the buildup of debris that has rotted the metal or plastic air duct system. If there are holes or cracks in the ductwork, then you should request a repair to avoid expensive climate-control bills.