Are you a do-it-yourself kind of person? Do you enjoy figuring things out, putting together modular furniture, or gathering your home improvement ideas from Pinterest? If you said yes, then you might just be the DIY type. Around your home, you’ll find many tasks that you can tackle on your own, whether you have experience or not. When it comes to your home heating and air conditioning, a certain level of expertise is needed for most repairs and servicing. However, there are several steps you can follow to enhance your indoor air quality yourself.
Is Vent Cleaning Necessary?
Your duct system is protected by a furnace filter, trapping most harmful particles before they can reach the vent system. However, there are other ways for allergens, dust, and dirt to get in, such as through the air vents throughout your home. Other contaminants that you should be aware of, include mould buildup inside the ducts and outside critters getting in, such as insects, rodents, or other vermin. Cleaning your ducts helps to improve the air quality inside your home.
Signs Your Vents Need a Cleaning
How do you know when your vents need cleaning? We recommend annual appointments for both furnace and duct cleaning. If you start sneezing constantly, or your nose and eyes feel irritated every time your heating or air conditioning turns on, then you might want to call professionals to clean your air ducts more often. If you don’t notice any strong reactions to your HVAC system and you don’t have any concerns about mould, then in between your annual cleanings there are several cleaning steps you can do yourself to keep your vents and indoor air clean.
Change Your Furnace Filter
The filter on your furnace is what prevents dust, debris, and allergen particles from entering your air duct system. It’s important to change your filters on a regular basis so they can perform optimally. Your filter will be dirty when you change it, but it should be dry. If your filter shows signs of dampness or gives off a musty smell, you might want to investigate for possible mould growth.
Dust and Vacuum Your Vents
If you have noticeable dust collecting around your air vents, you can dust or use a vacuum cleaner the vent covers. In the case that debris has fallen into a vent, you can lift the cover and vacuum the accessible area to reduce the number of particles that get carried away into the full system.
Prevention is Key
If you know ahead of time that you’re going to be doing some messy work that involves debris that could fall into your vents, you could close them or cover them temporarily. We recommend during renovations that you take extra measures to protect your HVAC system from fine particles by covering your vents and keeping windows and doors closed as much as possible.
The Benefits of Hiring Duct Cleaning Professionals
Duct cleaning professionals have specialized equipment and years of experience cleaning duct systems of all kinds. Hiring the experts to clean out your ducts can save you time and ensure the job is done effectively. At Clean Air Solutions, we are a family-owned business with over twenty-five years of experience. We value transparent quoting and customer satisfaction. Contact us today for a free quote.
Edmonton’s Professional Air Duct Cleaners
Get ready for the changing seasons by cleaning out excess dirt, dust, and allergens from your heating and cooling system. You can book your fall vent cleaning appointment with Clean Air Solutions and give yourself better indoor air quality for the colder months ahead.