Fighting Contamination in Air Ducts11/17/2013 Back To Blog
The HVAC ductwork system can become excessively dirty and contaminated if it is not cleaned periodically. There are several things you can do in order to prevent filth and contamination build-up. Healthy breathing in the household or office environment is directly impacted by the indoor air quality. Cleaning your ductwork can potentially improve the air you and those around you breathe.
Air Duct Filters
Dust contamination can be highly reduced by deciding to only use top grade air duct filters. Quality filters will give your much better efficiency. The owner’s manual that came with your ventilation system should serve as an adequate guide to choosing the right filters for your system. If that is not available, check with the heating and cooling system’s manufacturer for further suggestions. If you discover that your duct system is constantly getting clogged, consider changing the filters. It is also good to ensure that all of them are in place. Any missing filters can also result in an unsatisfactory air flow.
During the process of getting your ventilation system cleaned, also have the specialist remove the dust from the other components such as the fans, vents, cooling coils, and drain pans as well. Doing any type of home improvement projects in the home can create a substantial amount of dust. These dust particles are drawn into the HVAC system and then circulated throughout the home over and over again. It is helpful to seal away the vents before performing such projects. Also, refrain from using the cooling and heating system until the dust and dirt is thoroughly cleaned up.
Vacuuming is a good method to remove dust and other contaminants from the carpet. As more and more traffic walks over the carpet, more dust particles are sprung into the air and eventually sucked into the ducts. It is also very wise to utilize the humidification feature on your system if you have one.