HVAC Vents and Ducts Maintenance: Keep your Air Clear!
HVAC Vents and Ducts Maintenance
What happens if I don’t keep HVAC vents and ducts clear?
HVAC vents and ducts, especially those located on the floor, can easily become blocked with dust and debris. The problem only gets worse with ducts located near doors, in kitchens, in bathrooms, and in homes with small children and pets. Clogged ducts will result in less efficient heating and cooling that causes the furnace to run longer than it should. More heat and air conditioning means more higher bills!
It is suggested to have your ducts professionally cleaned every couple years. This will keep your HVAC system running efficiently and your indoor air quality at its best. In between professional cleanings, taking a few minutes to clean out ducts right below the vent covers can help significantly reduce the problems.
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Here are four ways to help keep your HVAC vents and ducts clean:
Keeping Your Home Dust-Free
Dust, pollen, and other airborne particles can’t be completely avoided, but you can make sure there are fewer of them inside your home. By cleaning your home regularly, it makes it less likely that dust will accumulate in your air ducts.
Regularly Replace Air Filters
Air filters will capture air pollutants. It is important to change the air filter in home ventilation systems. Additionally, air filters can help to remove lingering mold particles. Depending on how thick your air filter is, it may have to be replaced once every one to three months, or every month if you have pets inside your home.
Consider Air Purifiers
Along with cleaning your home and replacing air filters, it’s worth considering purchasing an air purifier to keep your HVAC system’s air ducts clear. The filters in air purifiers must be replaced for them to work properly throughout their service life. Air purifiers will, also, help trap mold spores in your home.
Keep the Air Vents Open
Air ducts can accumulate dirt and debris more rapidly when the vents are closed. It’s important to make sure nothing is blocking your vents ( furniture or decorations and other household items).
Clean vents mean a clean home
It is important to keep your HVAC vents and ducts clean to reduce high bill costs, keep your home’s air flow clean, and to make sure your HVAC system is working properly. These tips will help you out to ensure that your ducts are clean, but if you need more help, feel free to contact us for a free quote.
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