You should consider having your air ducts cleaned if there’s rodent or insect infestation, excessive amounts of dust and debris or . While duct cleaning only needs to be done periodically, there are ways to slow the buildup of particles inside the ductwork to help extend the service life of your heating and cooling system. Here are four of them:
Make Sure Home Is Dust-Free
Dust, pollen, animal dander and other airborne particles can’t be completely avoided, but you can make sure there are fewer of them inside your home. Removing them from your indoor environment makes it less likely that they’ll get pulled into your air ducts. Clean your floor and other surfaces using a dust mop, broom or an automatic vacuum cleaner.
Replace Air Filters
Air filters can catch most types of indoor air pollutants, which underscores the importance of changing the air filter in home ventilation systems. 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.
Ensure Clean Indoor Air Circulation
In addition to cleaning your home at regular intervals, investing in an air purifier is another way to prevent your HVAC system’s air ducts from getting dirty. Remember that not all air purifiers are the same, so before you buy one, make sure to do your research. As with your HVAC system, the filters in air purifiers must also be replaced for them to work properly throughout their service life.
Keep the Air Vents Open
Air ducts accumulate dirt and debris at a faster rate when the vents are kept closed. Air vents have little levers that enable you to adjust them, so see to it that they’re open most of the time. As much as possible, there should also be no obstructions near the vents like furniture or decorations. Add this to your AC and furnace inspection checklist.
Call All Weather for Your HVAC Needs
The HVAC pros at All Weather can help improve your HVAC system’s performance and efficiency with our thorough inspections and maintenance. Give us a call at (707) 447-9855 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit or request a free estimate on new HVAC installations today. We serve residents of Vacaville, CA, and surrounding communities.