Pay Attention to Your Vents: Do They Need Cleaning?

Duct CleaningThe ducts and the vents are some of the most ignored components of heating and cooling systems. Since these are hidden, many Orem residents tend to forget about them.

However, allowing these HVAC parts to go uncleaned can be a cause of unnecessary expenses, as accumulated dirt and dust can reduce the system’s efficiency. In addition, it is also possible that dirty ducts and vents are contributing to your home’s poor indoor air quality.

Duct Cleaning: The Process

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, duct cleaning is a process involving the cleaning of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system’s components. BOSS Systems includes these parts:

  • Air ducts
  • Registers
  • Grilles
  • Diffusers
  • Heat exchangers
  • Coils
  • Drip pans
  • Fan motors
  • Fan housing
  • Air handling unit housing

EPA has also pointed out that, though there are no studies linking vents to health problems, there are several instances wherein homeowners would want to have their ducts and dryer vents cleaned.

Recommended Time to Clean Ducts and Vents

Poor indoor air quality continues to be a growing problem in the United States. There are many contributors and sources of indoor air pollution, and one possibility is a considerable accumulation of contaminants inside your home’s ducts and vents. Since it makes sense that, over time, these components get dirty; cleaning them can help minimize air pollution inside your home.

There are also clues that you can check to determine if it is already time for you to contact dryer vent cleaners. Large, visible accumulation of dirt and dust, mold growth, and rodent or bug infestation are just some of these indications.

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When you notice symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, coughing, sneezing, increased frequency in allergies, or any other respiratory-related signs of health issues, and you know that you have not cleaned your ducts and dryer vents for a long time, it may already be a good time to do so.