Even though conducting regular cleaning on the vent, duct and dryer vent in one’s home is of importance, many people tend to ignore this area in their homes. In particular, failing to do cleaning on a vent dryer is a minor thing that may cause a lot of damage to your property. It may result in inefficient drying of clothes and yet cause a bill rise on energy. Similarly, the air duct is also another very important part that is involved in home maintenance and which requires being cleaned regularly. Before deciding on when to have your vent or duct cleaned, however, you need to check on some things.
Air ducts happens to be the system parts designed to help in addition or removal of heat from a home in order to make it comfortable. A basic air duct has in it supply duct which is used to distribute air to space through conditioning and need have a temperature control. On the same there are other ducts known as return ducts which help in air return to the system for reconditioning and filtration. Various duct types are made of different kind of materials like the sheet metal, flex and board. Hence it is prudent for one to know the kind of duct that is used in their system in order to establish the appropriate time to consider cleaning.
Cleaning of air ducts is advocated for to be after every two years. However, there are things still that technician recommends one to look for before making cleaning decisions. One of the major signs of the need for cleaning is when an individual is conducting more dusting on the duct than they usually do. Again having a collection of dust at the side of the grills may be a sign of need for cleaning. Such observations signifies the need to consult a professional to do cleaning and evaluation on the air duct. Check also to make sure that there is no mold problem. Molds are a health hazard as they can cause respiratory problems to the inhabitants. One should, therefore, maintain their filters in good conditions like large surface area and pleats. It’s of importance to ensure that the whole system is cleaned including the air handler as this increases durability.
Also ensure that the vented dryer is cleaned. Failure of the lint to respond to the gravitational force may cause air blockage hence leading to the system failure. Thus the system needs cleaning once per year for efficiency.
cleaning of the system can be done in two ways. The first method involves application of the suction method to clean the whole duct where an air tube of high-pressure is made to go through the system removing the interior dirt. Secondly, you can use a vacuum hose.