If your HVAC system needs a bit of a revamp, it may be time for a duct cleaning service. HVAC maintenance and repair includes duct cleaning, which helps you clear up dirty and clogged ducts in your home. Duct cleaning is important because it allows your workflow to remain strong and your energy bills to remain low. Plus, cleaning improves the quality of the air in your home. Not sure what to expect when you have your ducts cleaned? This guide will help you learn more about duct cleaning.
Prepare for Duct Cleaning
You can take a few steps to ensure that your duct cleaning goes smoothly. First, ensure that you clear out furniture and other items from all the openings near the ducts and ventilation in your home. This saves the technician's time when they are at your home.
Next, make sure you cover all the furniture in your home as particles could land on your furniture and affect your living space. Drop cloths and plastic tarps can leave you with a clean home.
Finally, consider making a plan for your kids and pets to get out of the home during the cleaning. The cleaning process can be dirty and loud, so you can keep your small children and pets out of the way and more comfortable.
During Duct Cleaning
One of the first things that your HVAC technician will do is inspect your ducts to ensure that they are indeed in need of cleaning. They will also check to ensure that your system does not have any major issues they need to fix before they can clean. For example, they could spot pests living in your unit or notice that the ventilation is poor. The inspection may include mirrors or video cameras.
Then, the technician will seal off your duct system and apply pressure to prevent dust from affecting your process. Brushes, spinning heads, and vacuum cleaners all suck up the debris and dirt. The technician will ensure that the debris does not show signs of a bigger problem. The entire ordeal may take several hours.
After Duct Cleaning
After the technician is done cleaning your ducts, you can ask questions about your system. You may discover that certain aspects of your system could use better maintenance. For example, you may need to change your air filters more often. If the problem looks like it may be chronic, the HVAC repair technician may have some remedies for you.Share
5 September 2019
Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.