How to Deal With Clogged Air Ducts

How to Deal With Clogged Air Ducts

Your HVAC system has many important components. Obviously, the compressor, evaporator coil, furnace, and blower fan are all crucial to keeping your home comfortable. Some components that are often overlooked, though, are the ducts that draw in air for your system and then carry conditioned air throughout your Liberty home.

While your ducts can be easy to overlook, they’re hard to ignore if they become clogged. That’s why we at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling encourage you to face your clogged ducts head-on by taking the following actions.

Have Your Ducts Cleaned

To restore the proper performance of your ducts, the first and most important step is to have them professionally cleaned by a company like Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling. Professional duct cleaning involves sealing off the ducts so that dust doesn’t escape as it’s being removed. Additionally, technicians will use brushes to remove dust that has adhered itself to the walls of your ducts due to years of exposure to condensation from your air conditioner.

Before and after the job is completed, technicians will inspect your ducts using a remote camera system to ensure that your ducts are as clean as the day they were installed. Even if you don’t notice a significant degradation in the performance of your HVAC system, it’s a good idea to have your ducts cleaned every few years.

Block New Dust

To prevent dust from accumulating in your ducts, it’s important to capture the dust before it has a chance to enter your HVAC system. The best way to do this is to install a high-quality air filter in your HVAC system’s air intake.

Even air filters with a low MERV rating will be able to capture a majority of the dust that flows through your home. Thus, you’ll be able to have peace of mind knowing that your ducts aren’t filling with dust that could harm your HVAC system’s performance. In addition, you’ll notice that your house won’t become dusty as quickly because more dust is being removed from the air.

Have Your Other Components Cleaned

Even with a good air filter in place, there are a few other locations where dust can enter your HVAC system. Therefore, in addition to having your ducts regularly cleaned, it’s a good idea to have your other HVAC components cleaned as well. Typically, this can be done by a professional when you have your annual maintenance check.

The most important areas to clean are the blower fan, evaporator coils, and wiring in your HVAC system. Cleaning the blower fan and evaporator coils will help prevent dust from being released into your ducts. Cleaning the wiring in your HVAC system will help reduce the risk of fires from igniting in the unlikely event that a short occurs.

Install an Air Purifier

If you find that your home is especially dusty, you can take the extra step of installing a whole-home air purifier as part of your HVAC system. Most air purifiers feature a high-efficiency HEPA filter that captures nearly all types of common household dust.

The best part is that air purifiers are installed in-line before the other HVAC components, meaning that your evaporator coil, blower fan, and ducts will all be protected from excess dust accumulation. Plus, thanks to the fan in the air purifier, you will enjoy an increased air volume that will help keep your home more comfortable.

Maintain Your Equipment

As you can see, one of the best ways to handle clogged ducts is simply to stay on top of maintaining your HVAC system. A system that isn’t neglected will be less likely to collect dust and lose efficiency, and this will help save you money in the long run. That’s why we at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling in Liberty, MO, offer complete maintenance services for both furnaces and air conditioners. We can also take care of any necessary repairs and install new systems when your old components have become inoperable.

For over 10 years, we’ve been building a reputation in this community as an HVAC service provider that you can trust. We know that your business is a privilege, which is why we seek to treat each customer with respect and integrity during every interaction. This care for our customers has earned us accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, not to mention dozens of five-star reviews from satisfied customers just like you. For assistance with clogged ducts, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling today.

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