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When Should You Have Your Air Vents Cleaned

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Published on Jun 1, 2020 in Indoor Air Quality

Are you looking for ways to extend the life of your HVAC unit?

If so, then you may want to clean out your air vents. Cleaning out your air vents is one of the easiest things you can do to extend the life of your HVAC system.

But, how do you know if it’s time to clean out your air vents?

Check out this guide to learn how to tell when it’s time to have your air vents cleaned.

How Often Should You Clean Your Air Vents?

Generally speaking, you should clean out your air vents cleaned every three to five years. Typically, this is the amount of time it takes for ducts to fill p with grit and grime before they need another cleaning.

However, depending on how often you use your HVAC system, you may need to clean out your air vents more frequently.

To clean your air vents, it’s best to hire a professional. Typically, an air duct cleaning will run anywhere from $400 to $1000. It usually takes a few hours to complete.

When hiring, you want to make sure you choose a company that follows the cleaning standards as set forth by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.

Signs You Need to Clean Your Air Vents

As we mentioned, some homeowners may need to clean out their air vents before they hit the three-year mark. How can you tell if it’s time to clean your air vents?

Here are the top signs to look out for:

Mold

If mold has been found in your furnace or air conditioning system, the first thing you should do is contact a mold expert.

After this, you should look into having your air vents cleaned. While mold found in your HVAC system doesn’t guarantee that your vents have been affected, it definitely increases the chances.

Having your air vents cleaned is the only way to ensure that mold doesn’t spread to these areas.

You’re Recently Built or Renovated Your Home

Did you recently build your home? Or, did your home recently go under a major renovation?

If the answer is yes, then it’s time to look into having your air vents cleaned. Construction is a messy process, and no matter how careful your contractors are, dust and debris are likely going to collect in your air vents during the process.

You don’t want to be breathing in these nasty particles later on, so it’s a good idea to have your vents cleaned.

Your Heating/Cooling Cost is Climbing

Have you noticed that your heating/cooling costs are consistently increasing?

If so, you may need to have your air vents cleaned. If your air vents are dirty, then your HVAC system has to work harder to push out air.

When your HVAC system needs to work harder, then you’ll see a spike in your energy bills.

Are You Ready to Clean Your Air Vents?

Did you realize that it’s time to clean your air vents after reading this article? If so, then it’s time to call a professional.

If you live in the Conway, AR area, contact us today.

A Simple Go-To on How to Purify Air in Your Home During Winter

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Published on Jan 30, 2020 in Indoor Air Quality

During the winter months, the air in your home can get stuffy, when all you want is fresh, breathable air. Luckily, you can learn how to purify air in your home – by reading the article below. Follow these simple steps and you are sure to have purified air this winter.

How To Purify Air

You may be thinking that learning how to purify air is a long and complicated process. Don’t worry, it’s not. Ready to get started? Here’s what to do:

1. Ensure Good Ventilation

Good ventilation means that air must flow freely throughout your home. If it is contained, then it gets stuffy – and impure. Keep your windows open during the day to allow the fresh air from outside to come in. If you are home, you can also keep your doors open.

If you happen to live in a crowded area with high traffic, then you will want to keep your windows open at a time when the streets are quieter; this can be early in the morning or late at night. Ideally, there must be as fresh air as possible seeping in.

2. Maintain The Air Conditioner

This is one we often neglect – but it is an essential aspect of indoor air cleaning. Your air conditioner’s filter will gather dust over time. You may even find pollen on occasion in your filter. Be sure to clean them regularly and to replace them when needed. And be sure to have your air conditioner maintained by a professional regularly.

3. Clean Your Fabrics

Fabrics can often collect dust mites. This ranges from your clothing to your bedsheets, to your sofa. If these are not cleaned regularly then the dust mites which gather will be toxic to your air. Even leaving the clothes outside in the laundry room for a couple of hours can attract these dust mites. If your pets – especially dogs – jump on your bed or sofa, then these will have to be cleaned regularly. Make sure your fabrics are cleaned on a frequent basis.

4. Plant Away!

Plants serve as more than a decoration in your home. Plants are one of the best ways to ensure improved air quality in your home. They rid the air of toxins as well as provide a greater supply of oxygen. Among the many plants you can buy for your home, the most popular are: Bamboo Palm, English Ivy, and Gerbera Daisy. Go to your local gardening store to inquire about plants ideal for improved air quality.

5. Good Smells

Finally, you want your home to smell good. But wait! You have to make sure that the fragrances you use do not emit unwanted toxins. In fact, you actually want to avoid fragrances altogether. Fragrances often have unwanted chemicals that pollute the air.

Make your home smell better using the natural way: by cleaning your dishes with lemon, by prohibiting smoking indoors, by avoiding any product with an aerosol spray.

A Breath of Fresh Air

This is exactly what you will feel after you follow the steps above. Now that you know how to purify air, please share this blog post with your friends and family.

And be sure to read our blog for more articles on how to maintain your home and improve your air quality.

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