We all love living in a clean home.
While much of maintaining a clean home involves things that are easily visible, one important item may get overlooked.
You may not often think about your air ducts, but keeping them clean is important.
There are things you can do on a regular basis to minimize the build-up that occurs inside them.
These 4 tips are simple, but effective, ways to keep the air circulating freely through your home.
- The most important bit of home maintenance for your air ducts is to change HVAC filters regularly.
Change them at least as often as recommended by your HVAC manufacturer, more often if they begin to become clogged or dirty.
- Keep all vents in the home open.
Dirt and debris accumulate faster in your duct work if the air can not flow freely out through all vents.
- Minimize dust and dirt in the home as much as possible.
Vacuuming carpets, sweeping hardwood flooring, and dusting surfaces frequently keep particulates from being pulled into your air ducts.
- As much as possible, keep obstructions such as furniture away from air vents.
The fewer things impeding the free flow of air out of the vents, the less dust and dirt will be blocked into your air duct system.
Following these tips will minimize the clogging of your duct system while keeping your home cleaner and your HVAC system more efficient.
Has it been a while since your last Air Duct cleaning?