• Howard Gallagher

Air Conditioning Ductwork Maintenance

Updated: 6 days ago

Cool and clean air is what you want to come out of your air conditioning system. To keep your system up and running you need to maintain your duct-work. If you have a family member who is suffering from asthma or allergies, it will be beneficial to clear your duct work. Ensuring your ducts are free from damage and contaminants will improve air quality and the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. Here is everything you need to know keep your unit‘s ducts free.

Inspect Your Ducts


Every homeowner should take the time necessary to inspect your air vents and registers. If you notice dust or dirt clusters then there may be a clog somewhere in your system. As you look in your system you may find rodent droppings or mild. Two issues that lead to bigger issues all over your home. A HVAC Professional can properly clean your duct-work. Once duct-work is cleaned it only needs to be cleaned once every 5 years.

Key Indicators of Dirty Ductwork


Duct-work serves a vital role in cooling air around the home. Worn ducts is not a good sign. Ducts can fall from their placement in the crawlspace. Dirty and loose insulation shows that the duct-work isn’t properly sealed . This leads to pest infestation or mold growth. This is because leaky return ducts causes moisture to build up. Moisture in your ducts is a huge problem. Cooling coils may be a factor in moisture build up for duct-work. Make sure the condensate pan drains properly.



Ductwork Maintenance


Typically for the Spring A/C or Fall Heating tune up the HVAC Professional doesn’t inspect duct-work. If you notice a considerable amount of dust on your vent then look into duct-work maintenance.Clogged and dusty vents will cause serious problems over time. Not only will you have a higher energy bill from your HVAC working extra hard, your family will also develop illnesses due to trapped dust particles. We suggest cleaning your duct-work with the help of a HVAC Professional. A HVAC Professional can seal any air leaks in the ducts. They can also install new insulation to damaged duct-work. Install a UV light in the duct-work. UV lights are an industry standard in hospitals and public transportation for quick and efficient sanitization. This technology use ultraviolet radiation to sterilize air, destroying bacteria ,viruses and fungal spores.


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