The conditioned air from your HVAC system travels to your indoor spaces through the ducts. Over time, debris like dust and dirt can build up in them. When it gets too dirty, the performance of your heating and cooling system can suffer, as well as your indoor air quality.
Use these helpful tips to prevent dirty ductwork from one of the area’s leading home heating companies.
Keep your home clean. It’s inevitable for dirt and dust to enter your home and find your ducts. Keeping your home clean can help keep debris from settling into your ducts. Vacuum and mop the floors at least once a week to minimize dust and dander. It’s also a good idea to give the vents and register a quick check to make sure they’re not filled with dust. If these components are dusty, use the brush attachment on your vacuum to clean them, and wipe away any excess dust with a damp rag.
Replace the air filter regularly. Replacing or cleaning air filters is one of the simplest air conditioner maintenance tasks you can perform to prevent your ducts from getting dusty. Regular filter changes can also help with the performance and longevity of your HVAC system, improve your indoor air quality and reduce your energy use by up to 15%.
Get a professional inspection. Have you noticed that your home is dustier than usual, or is there a musty odor coming from your vents? In this case, it’s best to have your ducts checked by a professional. An HVAC technician can determine what’s wrong with your HVAC system and provide the necessary repairs.
Avoid problems with your HVAC system by having it maintained by an experienced HVAC contractor. Home Air Services is one of the most trusted HVAC installation and duct cleaning companies in the area. Give us a call at (301) 585-8100 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service.