Have you noticed your air conditioning doesn’t seem to be working as it should? Though there are a number of factors that can decrease your HVAC system’s performance, one of the most prevalent, yet easily fixable issues is poor circulation. Below, our Dust Doctors team explains simple ways you can improve HVAC circulation and get your cooling system back up to speed.

Remove Anything Blocking the Vents

Is there furniture around or directly in front of your household vents? If so, one of the easiest things you can do to improve air circulation throughout the system is remove those blockages. Naturally, when something blocks the vent, even if it’s not completely blocking airflow, the system won’t perform efficiently.

The same idea applies to each vent’s grates — what direction are they angled? Are they projecting air in the direction they should? Or are they blowing cold air into a corner? For improved performance you can feel, angle each grate to blow into your open living areas. Your system will cool each area more efficiently, and you’ll actually be able to feel the cool airflow when it turns on.

Inspect Your Ductwork for Damage

If you’re getting weak airflow inside your home, one possible culprit is leaky ductwork. On average, ductwork has a lifespan of around 10-15 years, so if yours is past its prime, there’s a good chance it’s somewhat deteriorated. If air is leaking out of the ductwork, it cannot travel into and cool your living spaces, and you’ll notice the difference not only in your thermostat setting but also in your energy bills.

If you’ve been paying higher-than-normal utility costs or setting your thermostat far lower than normal, it’s a good idea to schedule a professional duct inspection. If the technician locates deterioration or leaks, he can replace those sections of the ductwork or, if necessary, perform a total overhaul.

Schedule Duct Cleaning

If you’re not already scheduling routine duct cleaning, now is the time to start. Over time, dust, debris, organic matter, and even household pests can accumulate inside your ductwork. And when there’s substantial debris inside the ducts, they cannot efficiently funnel air into your home.

Professional duct cleaning not only dislodges and vacuums out all traces of debris within your ducts, but it also sanitizes them. After a thorough cleaning, you’ll get better airflow throughout your HVAC system and more consistent indoor temperatures.

More importantly, a clean HVAC system is an efficient one, which means the unit won’t have to work as hard to effectively cool your home. As a result, you’ll enjoy decreased energy bills and a longer system lifespan.

Schedule Twin Cities Duct Cleaning with Dust Doctors

If your HVAC system doesn’t seem to be working as it should, duct cleaning can help. At Dust Doctors, we specialize in multiple forms of duct cleaning, and our propriety tools, equipment, and methods are unique to our company. No one else in the Twin Cities cleans ducts like we do, so get in touch with our team today to schedule your appointment! To learn more about our services or request a free quote, give our office a call today at 651-319-9777 or send us a message, and we’ll be in touch!

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