The air ducts in your home are very important. Aside from the fact that they filter out pollen, dust and hair, as well as various dirt particles, they also help keep your home heated properly in the winter and keeping your heating costs low overall.
Dusty air ducts can lead to a lot of issues. They can cause your HVAC to work overtime, which translates not only into more money spent on heating, but also the possible need for heavy repair work that will be required once your heating system breaks down after being overused so much.
Fortunately, all these issues can be avoided if you simply clean your air ducts from time to time. The process is quite easy to understand and put into effect:
- Turn off your heater and unplug it from the main power.
- Unscrew the duct covers and use a simple brush to brush off the dust from the grates.
- If the grates are very dusty, consider washing them with water and soap as well.
- Use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum all the dust from your air ducts. Consider renting a superior quality, heavy duty vacuum for this purpose.
If any of the problems listed above persist, it’s important to call your local Denver HVAC contractor for to check up on your HVAC system more thoroughly, and to possibly help prevent any permanent damage from setting in.