Having dirty air ducts has a far greater impact on your home than you might imagine. The obvious concern is having dirty air circulating in your home, which is bad enough. However, dirty air ducts can also disrupt the flow of your HVAC system. The dirtier air ducts become, the greater the concern becomes that your HVAC system will become clogged. Fear not! Learn how to prevent dirty air ducts and HVAC systems.
Replace Your Air Filter on Time
The clearest way to ensure that your air ducts do not become dirty or clogged is to change out your air filter at regular intervals. The recommended timeframe to change out your air filter is between one and three months. If you have pets or live in an area that’s prone to dust storms, then you should change out your filter every month.
Keep Your Air Vents Open
Did you know you can open and close your air vents? The fastest way to make your air ducts dirty is to keep the debris in the air trapped in your vents, by keeping your vents closed. There’s a little lever next to the opening of each vent that will enable you to open the vent all the way or even turn the vent in another direction. To keep your air ducts from getting clogged, make sure your vents are open and unblocked by furniture or decorations.
Invest in an Air Purifier
Another great way to keep your air ducts from getting dirty is to make sure the air circulating in your home is clean. You can help make this possible by investing in an air purifier. Not all air purifiers are created equal, however, so be sure to do your research before buying a model. Just because an air purifier is more expensive than another does not mean it works better. Furthermore, your maintenance is going to make sure the air purifier works properly for longer periods of time. (For example, you’ll need to replace an air filter in your air purifier as well.)
Dust Your Home Regularly
Debris, dust, fuzz, pollen—all these things can get in your air ducts, clog them, and make your HVAC system run inefficiently. To keep this debris from getting to your air ducts, it’s important to dust your home regularly. Use fabrics that retain the dust, rather than just let the dust fly around the room. Dusting, in this case, is actually worse for your air ducts. You can purchase disposable dusting cloths for this purpose.
Have Your HVAC System Professionally Cleaned
The very best way to make sure your air ducts stay clean and that your HVAC system stays clean is to hire a professional HVAC technician to clean them for you. At Sobieski, the HVAC technicians are trained to handle your HVAC system with care. We know how to clean your air ducts and unit to make sure everything runs smoothly and that you and your family breathe easy. Call now to schedule your appointment!