Cleaning Your Own Air Ducts

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Air duct efficiency depends on how airtight the system is. But the tighter the system, the longer it takes for fresh air to enter and replace older, stale air. You can help the situation by keeping your ducts clean and regularly checking the various seals and joints to make sure the system is working at peak effectiveness. Here are three key things to keep in mind with Diy air duct cleaning.

First, regardless of what you may have read, it is absolutely possible to maintain clean and healthy ducts on your own nearly the whole year round. Changing your filter and having professional duct cleaning companies come in once a year can ensure that you always start from a clean place, but with simple, regular duct maintenance you can enjoy noticeably cleaner air in between professional cleanings.

Second, make sure you have all the necessary tools handy. Learning how to do air duct cleaning in your own home requires neither special training nor special equipment (gloves, a screwdriver, some rags, and a vacuum cleaner will usually suffice), but laying these tools out beforehand is essential to minimizing the time spent with your duct covers removed. Limiting this exposure will go a long way towards keeping your air as pure as possible.

And third… safety, safety, and more safety. Keep children and pets away from open duct covers at all times (another reason to minimize your work time), be careful not to drop anything like keys or change down the ducts (it could find its way to your furnace or AC unit and cause serious damage), and never reach further than you are comfortable with. If you can see a foreign object in the duct but cannot easily reach it, it may be time to call in the pros, just to avoid causing potential further damage.

Learning how to do air duct cleaning on a regular basis can improve the air quality in your home. That means fewer allergens in the air, less chance of strange “musty” smells, and fewer surprises during your annual professional cleanings. Be careful, be clean, and breathe easier. To learn more, read this.

Comments

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Oct 20, 2013
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Melvin Dawson

Okay, nice article, but no real advice. Is it really that easy? You remove a vent or grill, clean in as far as you can reach with your hand or the vacuum, and then put the cover back on?

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Feb 28, 2014
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Mar 30, 2014
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Oct 26, 2014
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