Air ducts are a vital aspect of many buildings’ cooling and heating systems. Some people may not grasp how much dirt and debris can pile up inside of your ducts if left unchecked. Many people adopt a mentality that suggests if a problem can’t be seen, then it’s no problem at all, which doesn’t bode well for you or your air ducts in the long run. Your building and your health can be put at risk if you don’t take action. Fortunately, it’s possible to keep your air ducts clean so that your safety is never compromised. Here is what you can do to help your air ducts stay clean.
Get Your Air Filters Changed Regularly
Your air filter is your primary line of defense to deal with any airborne particles that could cause illnesses. Depending on the thickness your air filter has, you’ll have to change it at different times. Most filters will need replacing after one to three months. If you don’t feel comfortable changing your air filters, you can get professional help, having them replaced to make the process faster. You also have a much lower chance of running into problems when you trust professionals.
Dust and Vacuum More Frequently to Keep Dirt Out of Your Air Ducts
Dust is something that can’t be avoided, but you can at least minimize how much dust sticks around in your building. If you remove dust more frequently, there’s a smaller chance of dust getting into your ducts and impacting your air system. You should try to vacuum your building every one to two days.
Get Your System Maintained Regularly
Routine maintenance programs won’t often encompass dust cleaning, but they can still play their part in keeping your air system clean. When working with a professional service provider, make sure they know they should clean all of the moving parts, drain pans, and coils. This prevents particles from going all throughout your air ducts and harming your air conditioner.
Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned Every One to Three Years
The size of your building and the amount of foot traffic you get will determine how often you need your air ducts cleaned. Generally speaking, this time frame will often be between one and three years. The more people your building has, the more often your ducts will need to be cleaned. You can get a professional cleaning company to help create a cleaning schedule for you if you’re unsure of how to plan duct cleaning yourself.
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