Proper air duct maintenance can help manage dust and dirt, significantly reduce the allergens in the air, and keep your family healthy according to date gathered by the Environmental Protection Agency. There are a whole host of both environmental and health risks associated with the indoor air pollution that can even be fatal in severe cases. It is essential that your air ducts for your home or business are cleaned every few years to help maintain better air quality for everyone that is exposed. To help keep the ducts cleaner in between professional air duct cleaning services, we at Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning would like to offer tips.
Routine Air Filter Change
This step is always stressed. Cleaning the filters on a routine basis at least once a month. You may need to switch out your filter a bit more frequently if you live in a home with pets, or if you have residents with a weakened immune system; such as asthma and allergies among others. Not only do crowded filters hinder the indoor air quality, but it decreases the efficiency of the HVAC system, energy use, and operating cost.
Clean Supply Registers
When you dust the home, take the time to dust off the supply registers and cover them, otherwise as you complete the rest of the dusting in the home, the dust stirred into the air can slip through the supply registers. Lift up your supply register and wrap it in a paper towel. While cleaning, be sure to set the thermostat to the fan setting to keep the dust moving and avoid it from getting trapped. Also, turn off the “heat/cool” option while you’re cleaning and let the fan be all that is on to protect the ducts from absorbing excessive dust. After you are done cleaning, you can reposition the thermostat as you like.
Keep Dust Off of Suppy Registers
Use a vacuum with a hose to better remove the dust around the supply registers. As close to the supply register as is possible, use the vacuum’s hose to work with the fan that’s already pushing the dust through the ducts to suction as much as the excess debris as possible. Extend the hose as far as you can reach. With a toilet brush you designate to cleaning the air ducts, clean between the vents of your supply register. Remove and discard the paper towels you used throughout the cleaning process in outside receptacle as quickly as possible once you finished.
Clean Furnace Blower Compartment
Proper care of your blower compartment is another important maintenance step. To clean the compartment, be sure and the power to your HVAC system completely shut off. From the front of the furnace, remove the panels and vacuum the compartment in addition to the panels. Use the vacuum’s hose to carefully extract the dust and debris from the surface area. In the blower compartment is where the majority of the dust and debris in your home likes to accumulate, so be sure not to skip this step. Thoroughly clean your furnace fan with a toothbrush or a paintbrush for extra points in cleaning maintenance.
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