Although doing regular cleaning on the vent, duct and vent dryer in a home is an essential thing, many people tend to ignore this area of their home. In specific not having your dryer vent cleaned is a minor thing that can bring a lot of damage to your property. It is likely to cause inefficient drying of clothes and on the same cause a bill rise on the energy. Similarly, the air duct is also another very important part that is involved in home maintenance and which requires being cleaned regularly. However, there are certain things that one has to look for in order to determine when your vent or duct needs cleaning.
Air ducts are the system parts modeled to aid in addition or removal of heat from a home for comfortability. 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. There is on the other end, return ducts that aids the air return to the system for filtration and reconditioning. The air ducts are made from different materials like sheet metal, flex duct or even duct board. Therefore, it is wise that an individual know the type of duct used in their system to be able to determine the right cleaning time.
Professionals advocates for a two year spun before one can do cleaning on their ducts. On the same, technicians recommend considerations of some things before deciding on cleaning. One of the major signs of the need for cleaning is when an individual is conducting more dusting on the duct 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, 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.
It is necessary to do regular cleaning on the dryer vent. Failure of the lint to respond to the gravitational force may cause air blockage hence leading to the system failure. Hence to ensure it is efficient, do cleaning once in every year.
During cleaning, there are two ways that can be adapted. First, one can apply the suction method in the whole system Secondly, you can use a vacuum hose.