Keeping your vents clean is key to ensuring that your AC/heating system is functioning optimally. Not only that, but dirty vents can also contribute to poor indoor air quality. With this in mind, here are some useful tips you need to know to ensure that your HVAC vents stay clean.
Making Sure Your HVAC Vents Are Clean
Dirt, dust and pet hair can all clog your HVAC vents. Over time, this buildup can result in reduced airflow coming through the vents and thus decrease the effectiveness of your heating and cooling systems. For this reason, it is vital that you occasionally check your vents to make sure they aren’t clogged.
Generally speaking, you should be removing your vent covers every six months or so and vacuuming or brushing off any dirt or other debris that may be stuck on the vents. It is also a good idea to vacuum out the vents themselves. In addition, you may want to consider washing the vent covers with soap and water if they are sticky. Moreover, regularly cleaning your vents can also prevent excess dirt and dust from being blown into your rooms.
Vent Cleaning as Opposed to Duct Cleaning
Cleaning your vents is important. Fortunately, it is also something everyone can easily do on their own. However, it is important to note that cleaning your vents isn’t the same as cleaning your ductwork.
Just as with your vents, your HVAC ducts can also suffer from a buildup of dust and other debris. When this happens, it can directly impact the airflow and reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. Dirty vents can also lead to poor air quality as all of the built-up dirt and dust is blown throughout your home. There are also situations in which pest problems or mold, pollen and other pollutants can further contribute to these issues.
Unfortunately, cleaning out your entire duct system is a much more complicated job and not something you can really do on your own. This is why most HVAC experts recommend having your ductwork professionally cleaned every three to five years.
GVEC for Professional Service You Can Trust
Keeping your vents and ductwork clean is essential, which means that you don’t want to trust the job to just anyone. Serving customers in South Central Texas for more than 50 years, GVEC offers the knowledge, skills and experience you can trust. With five customer service locations in Gonzales, Schertz, Seguin, La Vernia and Cuero, GVEC can help customers ensure their heating and cooling systems are functioning efficiently.
Whether you’re looking for duct cleaning, duct inspections, or any other type of HVAC maintenance, service or installation, our expert team is here to help. Contact GVEC at 877.466.5506 today to see what we can do for you!