3 Signs You Need Duct Cleaning

Ductwork is a part of the house that many homeowners don't think about until something is obviously wrong, such as scratching noises coming from the ducts or bad smells circulating throughout the residence. Here are three warning signs your ducts need to be cleaned.

1. Mold Around the Heating and Cooling System

Mold growing in or around your heating and cooling system will end up being circulated throughout your home when the system runs. Cleaning it from the outside isn't enough to keep your household safe. The mold spores will be inside your ducts, too. This is why you need to hire a professional duct cleaner to thoroughly eliminate the mold from your property.

New River Heating & Air is a duct cleaning company serving the Radford area. We are known for our friendly service, punctuality, and fair prices.

2. Uneven Cooling

Is one room in your home significantly hotter than another? One possible reason for this is that your ducts are in need of cleaning. Place your hand under the vent and gauge how strong the airflow is. If the airflow feels weaker from one vent than another, then there is probably dirt in the ducts interfering with strong airflow.

3. It Has Been More Than Five Years Since the Last Cleaning

Ducts need to be cleaned every three to five years. If it's been more than five years since the last duct cleaning, then they probably need to be cleaned. You shouldn't wait for uneven cooling, bad smells, or visible mold to schedule duct cleaning at this point. Mold growth in the ducts isn't always noticeable. Dirty ducts can encourage critters to make a home inside as well.


New River Heating & Air is a heating and cooling company serving the Radford area. In addition to duct cleaning, we offer indoor air quality, residential new construction, commercial HVAC, tankless water heaters, and generators. Our heating and cooling services are comprehensive, meaning we can repair, install, and tune-up any make and model. New River Heating & Air has NATE-certified technicians serving residents in Radford and the surrounding areas. Contact us today if you're looking for high-quality, dependable service.