Air ducts are one of the important components of your home’s HVAC system. The indoor air you’re exposed to passes through them, which is why keeping them clean and free of dust, pet dander, mold and other unwanted particles is imperative. Failure to do so may cause your home’s indoor air quality to worsen, increasing the likelihood of respiratory problems and even affecting the performance of your home comfort system.
Read on as we share some helpful tips for preventing your ductwork from getting dirty.
Clean your house regularly. Dust and debris from the air can find their way into your home’s ductwork. Making sure your ducts don’t get dirty starts with cleaning your home regularly and thoroughly. Use the vacuum cleaner for your carpets and upholstery, as well as a feather duster to get rid of dust particles that have settled on surfaces.
Change your HVAC system filter. Changing your air filter frequently is one of the easiest ways to ensure your air ducts remain clean and free of debris. In doing so, you not only reduce your equipment’s exposure to dust and debris, but also improve your home’s indoor air quality and lessen its energy consumption significantly. HVAC maintenance technicians recommend changing your filters once or twice a month, depending on the number of occupants in your home (this number should include pets).
Schedule ductwork inspections. You can’t see the inside of your air ducts to check if they’re full of dust, but there are other ways to determine if they need immediate cleaning. If you notice a strong, musty smell coming from your vents and registers, or you experience allergies due to excess dust in your indoor air, you must schedule an inspection as soon as possible. Having them professionally inspected can prevent more issues down the line.
Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning has a team of HVAC technicians who can perform all types of HVAC maintenance and duct cleaning to ensure that you receive consistent performance from your heating or cooling unit. Learn more by giving us a call at (440) 946-7863 or filling out our contact form to request a free quote.