As much as having regular cleaning on the vent, duct and dryer vent in a home is important, many people usually ignore this area in their home. In particular, failing to do cleaning on a vent dryer is a minor thing that may cause a lot of damage to your property. This is damned to cause inefficient drying of clothes and at the same time cause rise in your bills on energy. Similarly, the air duct is also another very important part that is involved in home maintenance and which requires being cleaned regularly. To make decisions on whether the vent or duct is to be cleaned, however, there are things that you need to look for as a sign.
Air ducts are the system parts modeled to aid in addition or removal of heat from a home for comfortability. In a basic air duct is a volume of supply ducts which aid in distribution of air to the space through conditioning and they need to have an air control. On the same there are other ducts known as return ducts which help in air return to the system for reconditioning and filtration. Different air ducts are made from various types of material like the sheet metal, flex or even board. It is important for an individual to know the type of duct used by their system in order to understand the right time to consider cleaning.
Cleaning of air ducts is advocated for to be after every two years. On the same, technicians recommend considerations of some things before deciding on cleaning. The first sign of the need to clean an air duct involves one doing more than the usual dusting on the duct. Again having a collection of dust at the side of the grills may be a sign of need for cleaning. Observation of such signs requires one to consider consulting a professional for cleaning and evaluation. The presence of molds should also be outruled. Molds happens to pose a health threat and may 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. The system may experience failure in case the lint is not responding to gravitational force hence blocking the air flow. Thus the system needs cleaning once per year for efficiency.
cleaning of the system can be done in two ways. At first, you can engage the suction method in the whole system In the second method, the entire duct is cleaned by use of a vacuum hose.