How to Keep Your Air Ducts Clean
- Replace the Air Filter on a Regular Basis
One of the simplest methods to maintain air quality is to change the air filter in your HVAC system according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. This activity also helps to keep the HVAC system functioning smoothly and stops dust and debris from building in the air ducts. The air filter should be replaced every 60 to 90 days in most circumstances, although more frequent replacements may be required if there are dogs or smokers in the house.
- Maintain a Clean Home
Every day, dust, pollen, pet dander, and other pollutants enter the house through the air. Although this is inevitable, contaminants may be reduced in their impact on air ducts and air quality by eliminating them. To limit the possibility of particles being drawn into the air vents, vacuum at least once a week, sweep the floors, and dust surfaces.
- Air Vents That Are Open
Keeping air vents closed may seem to be a smart approach to keep ducts clean and air quality high, but the reverse is true. When the vents are closed, dust and debris collect more quickly in the ducts. To maintain circulation, keep all air vents open and unobstructed, and clean the vents with a duster or vacuum to eliminate collected dust.