Air Duct Maintenance Tips

Air ducts are one of the most important things a house must have. It gives out conditioned air that is designed to either cool down or heats up a room. Nowadays, with the erratic weather, it is almost impossible to have controlled weather. Which in turn would help houses have controlled temperatures and be able to bearable for people. Houses are meant for rest, and it is almost impossible to rest in a place that is either too hot or too cold. That is why air ducts are so important because it helps control the temperature in the house. However, like any other household appliance, an air duct should be maintained if you want it to last long. Here are some tips on how to properly maintain your air duct.  

 Air Duct Maintenance


The first tip would be to use contact cleaning. This method of cleaning the air ducts would require you to use a vacuum when cleaning the air duct. It is very effective in getting dirt, dust, and debris from inside the air duct. It is important to get these out of the system because it could lead to potential problems and that would require repairs to fix those problems.   

Repairs would then lead to another expense that could have been avoided if you had just maintained the air ducts better. Another tip when using this method is to get one with a long nose. A vacuum with a longer nose would be helpful in air duct cleaning because it would be able to reach more areas within the system and ensure a clean air duct.  

Another tip would be to use air sweep cleaning. This method also uses a vacuum, but it is a larger vacuum and has the help of compressed air. This could be more effective than contact cleaning because the presence of the compressed air would help in separating dirt, dust, and debris from the walls of the ductwork. Also, the larger vacuum will be able to get more air particles from the air duct which gives a deeper clean to the air duct.   

This also may be a more costly method than using an ordinary vacuum, but it will be a deeper clean than the contact cleaning method. It is also more time consuming so if you have the time to do this than it is suggested that you do. However, the contact cleaning method will do just fine if you do not have the materials to carry out this method.  

Lastly, you could also try out the mechanical brush cleaning method for your air ducts. This method also uses a vacuum like the two methods above, but in addition to that, it utilizes a rotary brush. A rotary brush is a mechanical brush that would aid in a deeper clean of the air ducts. This would be able to target the stubborn dirt that would not be cleaned by the methods above.   

This is the most effective method amongst the three methods of cleaning air ducts, but it is also the most time consuming because of the amount of work done in this method. These are some air duct maintenance tips you should know so that your air ducts will be as clean as a whistle and avoid problems in the future.