Having the air duct system of your home professionally cleaned has several benefits including cleaner breathing air and improved energy efficiency among others. However, in between cleanings it is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain their duct system to ensure that it stays clean and runs properly. The following are some tips to help homeowners maintain their air ducts and keep them functional between professional cleanings.
A major part of air duct system maintenance is changing the filter regularly. Throughout the year, air duct systems collect dirt, dust, and other airborne debris that are captured in the filter. When the filter becomes clogged with too much debris, it hinders the system from pulling air in which will cause it to work harder with less efficiency. Replacing the filter will allow the duct system to draw in air much easier for increased energy efficiency and cleaner breathing air. HVAC filters should be changed every 30 to 90 days and in homes with pets or residents that suffer from allergies or asthma, the filter should be changed more often.
Another important aspect of HVAC maintenance between professional cleanings is cleaning and/ or replacing internal components such as cleaning coils, the blower motor, the condensate pan and drain, and the interior housing of the air handler. Each of these components traps dirt and debris that passes through the HVAC system which forces the system to work harder and increases the likelihood of a malfunction if they are not cleaned. Running the air conditioning also creates condensation that can lead to mold and other microbial growth within the system. By keeping these components clean, you can keep your HVAC system running efficiently and avoid major breakdowns that can occur when a component malfunctions.
The air duct systems is one of the most important systems within a home and keeping it properly maintained between cleanings contributes to healthier breathing air as well as better energy efficiency. However, it is still recommended that homeowners have their air ducts professionally cleaned as needed. Green T Air Duct Cleaning provides professional air duct cleaning services using the source removal method to remove all debris and maximize the system’s energy efficiency. Contact Green T Air Duct Cleaning to set up a professional cleaning or to learn more about HVAC maintenance.