Home Comfort FAQs
How can I prevent air contaminants from getting inside my home?
What is an Air Scrubber, and how can I be sure I need one?
What are some signs of low indoor air quality?
How can I be sure there are leaks in my ducts?
There are a few signs of air duct leaks in your home. Ask yourself:
- Are there rooms in the home that are harder to heat and cool than others?
- Do you notice rooms getting dusty after turning on the AC?
- Are you noticing higher energy bills than normal?
- Are you experiencing lower air quality in the home lately?
If you’re nodding in the affirmative to those, then it’s highly likely your air ducts need to be inspected and sealed by a Robinson Air professional.
What are some signs that my ductwork needs a good cleaning?
Over time your air ducts are going to collect dust. It’s unavoidable, just like your furniture and everything else in the home. And while you can dust and sweep up around the house, your ducts just get dirtier and dirtier.
If you’re able to, you can take a peek and see if it’s time to clean them. Otherwise, keep an eye out for common signs:
- You’re seeing far more dust around the house than usual, even after cleaning.
- There are noticeable odors coming from the vents when you turn on the HVAC system.
- You notice your air filters are getting too dirty, too quickly.
- You’re seeing a mold or rodent infestation!
- You’ve noticed actual dust simply coming out of your vents.
How often do you recommend I change my air filter?
Is blown-in insulation worth it?
Most homes here in our region can certainly see some benefit from installing our specialized blown-in insulation. Newer homes often don’t need it. After installation, you’ll notice your home is more comfortable and your energy bills are trending lower.
Should ductwork be replaced after 20 years?
Here’s a basic rule of thumb:
- If your ductwork is 15+ years old, you likely need to get it replaced.
- At the most, your ductwork has a service lifespan of 20-25 years.
- But by the time you get to around 15, the efficiency of the system is deteriorating so quickly it’s really not worth it. Replacement is the better option.