How to Prevent Your Air Ducts From Being Contaminated

If you’re like most people you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your air ducts, including how dirty they are. But your air ducts are actually pretty important. Your entire HVAC system is relying on them to get air where it needs to go. If they get backed up then the air can’t move freely.

Furthermore, when your air ducts are dirty all that dust, debris and contamination get pushed throughout your home. If your ducts are dirty then it’s time to get them cleaned. But is there a way to prevent your air ducts from getting dirty again? Yes, there are some things you can do to keep your air ducts contaminated.

  • Always install the highest efficiency air filter recommended by the manufacturer of your HVAC system. And change your filters regularly.
  • Make sure no filters are missing and that there are no gaps where air can pass through.
  • Whenever you get your HVAC system checked or serviced for any reason, make sure the service provider has cleaned the drain pans and cooling coils.
  • Vacuum your home often to remove dust. If you can use a high-efficiency vacuum (HEPA) cleaner to do the job, even better.

No one wants to live with dirty air ducts. So it’s important that you do your part to keep them clean, especially after having them professionally cleaned by Better Air Northwest. So make sure you take these steps to help prevent contamination in your air ducts. If you need help with your air ducts then click here to make an appointment online, or call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland or 360-852-6212 in Vancouver.