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Here are some useful tips that will keep you well informed. Learn why preventive maintenance can positively affect your air ducts performance, your indoor air quality, and your energy spending.
Vacuum your carpets regularly
This may seem like the most mundane chore, but regular vacuuming goes a long way in keeping your air ducts clean. Homeowners are advised to thoroughly vacuum their carpets at least twice a week. This way greatly reduce the amount of dust that gets accumulated inside your air ducts.
Inspect your air duct filters on a regular basis
Our experts recommend following a preventive maintenance routine to keep your air ducts as clean as possible. If the filters appear dirty, then check and replace them immediately. Dirty filters contaminate the air inside your ductwork, which conducts air flow all throughout your home or business. If they're dirty they'll make your indoor air quality very poor.
Don’t try to mask the outdoor HVAC unit
While it isn’t the prettiest thing which you can have in your yard, it’s essential for the functioning of the entire HVAC system as its job is to release exhaust air. That is why you should leave clearance space of several feet around it and of ten feet over it. Try not to plant bushes or trees near the unit.
Get the bent fins of the HVAC outdoor unit fixed timely.
Fins can bend because of debris hitting them too hard or improper cleaning with a pressure washer and/or hard tools. The best way to fix bent fins is to use a specially designed comb and to comb them from the top down, after full cleaning, of course. It is not a good idea to use a knife as the surface of the fins may become damaged.