Air ducts are the components that pipe the air that your HVAC equipment has cooled or heated throughout the building. The cleanliness of the components is essential for the safe operation of any HVAC system, but it is also something that is very often neglected, especially in workplaces, such as offices. There is no specific timeframe for duct cleaning, so you will need to pay attention to the signs coming from your HVAC that tell you it is time to schedule professional duct cleaning:
- A foul smell – the unpleasant odor coming from HVAC units is usually caused by dirty or damaged filters or by dirty and damaged ducts. If the filters have been taken care of and the smell persists, call an HVAC technician to schedule the cleaning session;
- Excessive amounts of dust – if you have dust all over the office, even if you pay special attention to the issue and clean the space frequently, chances are that the dust is coming from the ducts that need cleaning;
- Hiking energy bills – if all of a sudden you need to spend more on HVAC-related energy, the culprit might be the clogged duct system that no longer permits proper air movement, and should be visited promptly by HVAC contractors Denver has available in your area.