Ways to Keep Air Ducts Clean06/25/2014 Back To Blog
HVAC maintenance is not something anyone really wants to here, because of what it entails. After all, the ventilation system of any home is a tricky system indeed, and keeping it clean through air duct maintenance can be very difficult if you do not really know what you are doing. However, it is another story entirely if you do know what you are doing. Home air duct cleaning does not have to always be an uphill battle. It is important to know what kinds of tools are used to keep the ventilation systems clean (aside from obvious ones, like the screwdriver). This way, you have already won half the battle.
The vacuum cleaner
This indispensable household gadget is instrumental when it comes to cleaning up the duct system. After all, home air filter cleaning has to do with making sure that there is no dust with which the ventilation system can spread around the house. The vacuum cleaner can get the job done and then some, but you need to be careful. Using it to clean the vents is all well and good, but if you try to clean too deeply it could end up breaking something – and air duct repair is a costly affair.
The simple brush
You might be thinking to yourself that a brush can’t possibly clean the ventilation system effectively – but that isn’t what the brush is meant to do. The brush is meant to deal with the HVAC filter, which must be cleaned if you intend to prolong the lifespan of your entire duct system. This filter is very easily cleaned by a brush, so long as you do not clean it too harshly.
With these two simple tools on hand, it is very possible to properly maintain one’s air duct. It is funny to imagine that this is literally all you need, but so long as your ventilation system is not having any serious problems, the vacuum and the brush can get the job done.