HVAC Duct Cleaning & Maintenance Guidelines

Regular Inspection and Maintenance

In order to maintain comfortable living conditions, it is compulsory to inspect heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units once every three to four months to ensure that they are working to their optimum capacity. An inspection can be done quickly by residents of houses or apartments with the help of the owner’s manual, which includes guidelines for preventive maintenance. You will be surprised at how significantly a little cleanup operation like dusting and wiping could improve the overall performance of your HVAC units. Residents also have the option of calling in certified HVAC mechanics who have proved to be experts in diagnosing problems, replacing damaged filters and parts, and testing units to ensure that they are correctly repaired and are working to perfection. HVAC duct cleaning should be a part of regular maintenance.

Larger More Complicated Units

When it comes to bigger organizations, businesses, or industrial establishments, regular HVAC units are more complicated, and maintenance by highly trained professionals becomes essential to make sure that there is no inconvenience caused due to breakdowns. Large establishments can join comprehensive preventative system maintenance and replacement programs that will enable them to enjoy some benefits like lower operating costs, reduced service calls, etc.

Leave the Serious Work to the Professionals

Professional technicians are trained to handle efficiently and replace potentially hazardous refrigerants, skillfully cut and weld lengths of pipe, lubricate gears, and efficiently maintain huge gasoline and electric engines. They have the necessary technical knowledge and can solve the problems you face. After performing maintenance jobs, they are inspected to ensure that they have performed well, and to ensure the quality of workmanship. Regular maintenance can considerably bring down the utility costs, increase the life of the HVAC equipment and bring a higher degree of comfort to the occupants of the building.

Watch for Mold Growth

A steady buildup of fungal growth is difficult to clean from metal surfaces. Technicians may use aggressive (high acid or caustic) cleaners that could damage metal surfaces thereby interfering with the rapid flow of condensate from fin surfaces to accelerated structural deterioration of components. If not rinsed properly this could also lead to indoor air contamination.

Change Filters Regularly

Filters can capture dust, which can become a food source for mold. Mold in the air ducts can easily spread all through the house. This will lead to the need for a mold remediation service.  Filters should most certainly be replaced once every six months. It is important to visually inspect them before they are replaced and make a decision as to whether they require replacement. It is wise to install easy to open panels to gain easy access to filters and coils.

Annual Inspection

There should be an annual check to ensure that there are no air leaks. Corrective measures should be employed if leaks are spotted. Necessary screws, latches, and gaskets should be checked and replaced if needed.