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. It may result in inefficient drying of clothes and yet cause a bill rise on energy. On the same, the air duct happens to be another area of importance when it comes to regular home maintenance which requires regular cleaning. Before deciding on when to have your vent or duct cleaned, however, you need to check on some things.
Air ducts are the system parts designed in a way to enhance addition or removal of heat from a home in order to make the home comfortable. A basic air duct has in it supply duct which is used to distribute air to space through conditioning and need have a temperature control. Other types of ducts are the return ducts which enhances air return to the system for filtration and reconditioning. Various duct types are made of different kind of materials like the sheet metal, flex and 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.
Professionals advocates for a two year spun before one can do cleaning on their ducts. Still, there are some things that are recommended for but technicians for individuals to look before making decisions on the cleaning. One of the signs to consider is when one is doing more dusting to the air ducts than they usually do. When one observes a collection of dust on the grill side, that’s a calling for cleaning. Observation of such signs requires one to consider consulting a professional for cleaning and evaluation. Check also to make sure that there is no mold problem. Molds should be avoided at all costs as they are a threat to the inhabitants’ health by causing respiratory problems. One should therefore properly maintain the filters by having one with a large surface area and pleats. To improve durability, always ensure that the whole system is cleaned including the air handler.
It is necessary to do regular cleaning on the dryer vent. Failure of the system may be associated with the lint failure to respect the gravitational force hence causing air blockage. Thus the system needs cleaning once per year for efficiency.
One can adopt two ways of cleaning. First, one can apply the suction method in the whole system Secondly, you can use a vacuum hose.