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Jun 10 2022

Mistakes To Avoid When Cleaning Your HVAC Ducts

If you want your HVAC system to work efficiently and effectively for its full life expectancy, then routine maintenance is crucial. Among the many maintenance items is cleaning the HVAC ducts. The benefits of cleaning the HVAC ducts are too good to pass up on, but you should be careful to avoid common mistakes. Mistakes can be counterproductive and damage your HVAC system, leaving it in a worse condition than it began with. Rooter Hero is a time-tested HVAC company offering HVAC maintenance, repair, replacement, and installation services. We have you covered with everything from air conditioning repair to full HVAC installations. Call now to speak with a live representative.

Why Clean the HVAC Ducts Anyway?

If the air filters are doing their job, then there is no point in cleaning the air ducts, right? Well, not quite. Air filters do a great job of blocking dust, dirt, dander, and other debris from entering the system, but air filters are not perfect. They do not COMPLETELY filter out the pollutants. Over time, the debris that makes its way into the ducts will pile up. Cleaning the air ducts can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, the quality of your air, and the life expectancy of your HVAC unit.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

You could hire an HVAC company to take care of the duct cleaning, but some homeowners like to do it themselves. If you are taking on HVAC duct cleaning, then be sure to read up on the process before getting dirty. Knowing what to do is important but knowing what NOT to do is just as valuable. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when cleaning your HVAC ducts:

  • Not Covering Vent Openings: Unless you want dust blowing all over the place, you should cover vent openings. Cover them with a few paper towels or regular towels.
  • Cleaning Ducts TOO Often: More is not always better. Cleaning the ducts too frequently can damage the ducts. Plus, if you regularly change the air filters, there won’t be too much dust in the air ducts anytime soon.
  • Using Chemicals: Harsh chemical cleaners can damage the air ducts and pollute the air. Use a mild cleaner that is safe for the ducts and for the environment.

Why Most Homeowners Hire Help

Cleaning the air ducts is usually not a job for just one person, especially if that one person is inexperienced and does not have the necessary equipment and tools. Trying to do this on your own could result in injury to yourself or damage to the HVAC system. In fact, most homeowners hire help from an HVAC company because of this reason. Plus, they figure that their time would be better spent on things they care about. Rooter Hero is proud to be a trusted HVAC company with quick, reliable, and affordable services. Call today to learn more about our services and pricing. We are happy to give you a free price estimate upfront, and don’t forget to explore our website to find applicable discounts and coupons.

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