Air ducts are responsible for moving air in and out of the house. Air conditioners rely on them to supply cooled or warmed air. They therefore play a large role when it comes to determining the quality of air that your loved ones inhale when in your house.
If air ducts are dirty, the chances of the air that they supply being contaminated increase. Making sure that they are not only clean but also in good shape is thus the only way of guaranteeing good quality air inside the home.
The problem is that thorough duct-cleaning on a regular basis is costly. Doing the cleaning on your own is not only tiring but also time-consuming. This is something that usually makes it hard for most homeowners to guarantee good quality air in their homes. However, getting good quality doesn't have to be a choice between the health of your finances and having to engage in the tiring tasks of regularly cleaning your air ducts. The following are tips that will help to make your life easier.
Pay attention to the air filters of your air conditioning system
Air filters serve as the first defence against dust and other air impurities. If you have good air filters, they will be able to get rid of a lot of dust and other air impurities. This will go a long way when it comes to reducing the rate at which dust and other air impurities accumulate in your air ducts. It will therefore reduce the need for frequent air duct cleaning.
However, investing in high quality air filters is not enough. You also have to ensure that they are cleaned on a regular basis. And when they wear out, you have to ensure that they are replaced. Getting rid of accumulated dust from the registers of your system will also reduce the amount of dust that your air filters have to deal with, something that will help to ensure that only clean air passes through your air ducts. All this will help to ensure that your ducts are clean.
When cleaning, never steam-clean the air ducts
Introducing moisture in the air duct system is an easy way to guarantee mold infestation. Steam cleaning your air ducts is therefore something that you should never do. And neither should you try to use buckets of water and soap, especially on the duct system's insulation.
You should instead resort to duct-cleaning methods such as air sweeping, handheld vacuuming and cleaning using truck-mounted mechanical brushes. This is because these moisture-free cleaning methods are not only effective when it comes to getting rid of accumulated dust, but also help you to avoid having to spend money getting rid of mold down the line.
For more information, contact a local air conditioner repair company.Share
11 June 2015
Last summer, I began to get extremely hot in my home. My air conditioning system couldn’t adequately keep my home cool anymore. Therefore, I contacted an experienced HVAC contractor. This individual visited my home and thoroughly inspected my unit. If your air conditioner isn’t working like it once did, your air ducts may be clogged up. Thankfully, an expert HVAC contractor can determine if faulty air ducts are the cause of the hot temperatures inside your home. On this blog, you will discover how an HVAC contractor can properly inspect your air ducts. Stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months!