How To Take Care Of Your Air Ducts

And should you do it yourself or hire a professional to do it for you

Clean air ducts

It is very important to keep your air ducts clean. Clean air ducts help you and your family breathe healthier in your own home. They also keep the indoor air fresh. And, that’s not all – clean air ducts also help reduce the number of germs that might otherwise enter your home and bring sickness with them. As such, getting your air ducts cleaned is something that you cannot afford to leave neglected.

Hiring a professional Vs doing it yourself

So, should you clean your air ducts yourself? Or, should you hire a professional to do it? To be honest, you can do some cleaning yourself – that should not be a problem. But, otherwise, it is recommended to get your air ducts cleaned by a professional air duct cleaning company at least once a year. This is because there is a huge difference between a do-it-yourself job and professional servicing. Professional air duct cleaners have all the experience and expertise to clean out your ventilation system properly and thoroughly. And, they know how to handle more complicated situations as well.

How to do it yourself

Still, there is a lot that you can do on your part between the annual professional air duct cleanings – like:

  1. You can make sure that you keep changing the filters in your air ducts from time to time, as they get dirty

Air filters can get dirty with time as dust and debris deposits on them. When air filters get dirty – it is time to replace them with new, clean ones.

  1. You can ensure that all the vents in your ventilation system have all the right kinds of air filters

Having the proper filters for your vents can mean all the difference in the world. So, make sure that your ventilation system has all the right filters installed to work more efficiently.

  1. You can keep your home clean otherwise by dusting and vacuuming regularly

This is basic cleanliness 101. Just keep your home clean. A clean home means clean air. Dusting and vacuuming regularly will help you get rid of any dust, dirt or debris from your home that might otherwise pass through your ventilation systems.

  1. You can use a humidifier to better regulate the indoor air in your home

(or a dehumidifier depending upon the weather conditions)

  1.  It also helps to take routine notice of the cooling coils of your air conditioning system

Keep the cooling coils clean as they can collect dirt and grease. Also, keep an eye out for any leaks in the cooling coils as well.

  1. You can make sure that all your air ducts are sealed up properly

Ideally, you don’t want any unwanted leakage or exposure in your air ducts. So, make sure that they are properly sealed up.

Can electricians do HVAC work

Electronic Duty

We’ve written about it extensively in other posts, so we won’t spend too much time on it (you can see the rest of our posts for more information). Essentially, electricians install and maintain equipment that brings electricity to industrial centers, commercial places, and residential homes. There are a few different types of electricians, namely: wireman, residential wireman, outside lineman, and telecommunication electrician. They have many responsibilities, including reading blueprints, installing and maintaining wiring, using measuring devices to check how the systems are performing, and using national electrical codes to ensure that buildings are operating safely and efficiently.

HVAC Duties

HVAC is short for “Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning.” HVAC technicians install and maintain equipment that transmits heat, oxygen and cool air through a building. In any building you enter, there are vents and heating systems that you can see, but the building’s infrastructure has plenty of heating and ventilation. HVACs are an important system in residential homes, but also in commercial spaces that are open to the public and industrial centers that produce chemicals and gas.

Verdict: Tie. Both the electrician and the HVAC technology work with systems that are crucial to all types of building.

Why do you need heating and air conditioning services

In most homes, you will find a heating or air conditioning system.

You can maintain these very well but they need to be served from time to time.

It is important that you regularly clean these systems. The air you breathe flows through these systems. If the air drains are dirty, you will end up breathing in unhealthy air that is harmful to you and your family.

You may not have time to serve the machines yourself, but you can hire an agency to do the work. Nowadays you will come across many such companies in the newspaper or on the Internet. Since there are so many agencies to choose from, how do you choose the right company? These tips can help make your job easier:

  • You can start the search by asking a few recommendations from your neighbors. They may use such companies in the past and provide you with some valuable suggestions. Ask your neighbor if they were satisfied with the service.
  • You can find newspapers to name a few. Lots of these companies advertise their own.
  • Don’t just make your decision through simple phone conversations. Try to get down to the store and talk to the agency manager. It is advisable that you choose an agency that has detailed specifications for staff. This is a sign of a good company.
  • Talk to staff and clear your doubts. Ask anything you might want to know
  • Servicing may or may not be done at once while you are at home. Therefore, you need to talk to the manager and schedule a time that works for both of you.
  • Don’t choose the first agency you come into contact with. Get a few rates from different agencies and choose the one that suits your pocket. However, keep in mind that the cheapest agency is not always the best. It is better to do well at a little extra cost.