Cleaning your Myrtle Beach HVAC air ducts is a critically important part of your maintenance routine. This is why it is necessary that you do this regularly and properly. Keep in mind that dust could accumulate anywhere including your air ducts. Failure to clean them regularly will result in the accumulation of these dust and other debris into a huge clog that will block and prevent clean and smooth airflow.
However, you should keep in mind that cleaning air ducts can sometimes be destructive and damaging to your heating and ventilation system, especially if you overdo it or do it improperly.
To ensure that you are cleaning your Myrtle Beach HVAC air ducts correctly, here are some do’s and don’ts that you can follow.
1. Do start with cleaning or replacing your air filters. Create a schedule of when to clean or replace your air filters. If you have reusable ones, include in your cleaning or maintenance routine a specific day of the month when you should clean them. If you own disposable filters, you will want to include a schedule for buying new filters and replacing them. Note that the frequency of cleaning or replacing your filters will depend on how frequently you use your furnace and whether or not you are located in an area that is prone to dust (i.e. beside or near the road or construction of some sort).
2. Do not clean your air ducts on your own. You will most likely not have the right and necessary tools to accomplish the job. Basically, you need special rotary brushes and a high-powered vacuum. So unless you are a professional in the industry, or you have the money to buy these tools and the skills an efficiency to use them, you will have to hire professionals. Chances are you will save more when you hire HVAC professionals.
3. If you are going to clean the nonmetal parts of your ducts, do make sure that connections will not be dislodged or that walls won’t be torn. Both will quickly cause damage to your entire heating and cooling system. You will need to be very careful not to dislodge connections or cause gaps or holes in the wall.
4. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly suggests that you do clean your air ducts if there is presence of mold growth or signs of infestation by insects or rodents. In these instances, it is best to call in a professional to ensure proper work is done.
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Grand Strand Heating And Cooling
Myrtle Beach, SC