Think of the HVAC as the lungs of your home - the central respiratory system. Keeping a clean and smoothly operating air duct system is essential especially for a home with pets and/or for a household that is prone to allergies.
Air duct cleaning can take a sizeable chunk of money, and that is why it is always good to plan ahead on the time and date that you want to get your air ducts cleaned. If you just got your air ducts cleaned and you’d like to keep it well maintained for as long as possible, here are some simple ways to help you with that:
The simplest way to keep them maintained is to change your air filters:
*Once every three months
*Whenever it is dirty
*Once every two months if you have pets
This solution is very handy for molds forming not only in your air duct but anywhere in your house. In a spray bottle, mix 3 drops of tea tree essential oil with 2 cups of distilled water. Shake well and spray on mold and inside your air ducts.
Whenever you are planning to deep clean your home for spring cleaning or in preparation for the winter, then get the vacuum out and vacuum out your air ducts. Vacuum the air vents that you can access by unscrewing the vents, inserting the vacuum pipe in and turning on the vacuum. Remember to switch off your HVAC system before doing this.
Your regular house cleaning tasks can also include wiping the air vents or using a small brush to go in between the vents to clear out any dust or residue and debris that collect on the surface of these vents. In this way, you prevent debris from falling in further, saving you the hassle of vacuuming regularly.
All these small tips can save you time as well as money in extending the life of your air ducts.