Dust from my heating vents

If you’ve had recent work performed on your heating and air conditioning system or have had any home renovations done, you may experience large amounts of dust and possibly some insulation blowing around your home.

Sometimes the dust and debris originates from your ductwork and heating vents. Your heating and air conditioning system will try to filter out the dust and debris in your home, but sometimes that is not enough to keep your air clean in this situation. In our most recent blog, the HVAC system technicians at Bigham’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning offer up some tips to help your air filtration and air quality in your home.

Clean Your Heating Vents

Cleaning the vent grills and vacuuming inside your vent can remove the dirt and debris that gets caught in your ductwork. Many times there are bits and pieces of insulation and dust that are leftover in the ductwork when it is newly installed. This debris can easily get blown through your ductwork and get caught against the vent grill. Cleaning the grill can solve this problem.

Patch and Seal your Ductwork

Dust and debris can come into your home from the attic through the ductwork. Having a certified heating and cooling technician inspect the ductwork for leaks and holes can not only prevent debris from coming into your ductwork, but it can also prevent conditioned air from blowing out into your attic or crawlspace.

Sealing the ductwork has the dual purpose of keeping your home clean, safe, and debris free. It will also make your system much more efficient, which will save you money on your utility bill.

Duct Cleaning

The most effective way to ensure that your heating and cooling system doesn’t keep blowing dust and debris through your home is to have the ducts cleaned. Once your ductwork is sealed, hire an HVAC company to clean the ductwork to eliminate all of the dust out of all the nooks and crannies. A trained technician will use a specialized system to vacuum up all the debris and dust that can build up over time in your ductwork.

When you contact Bigham’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning for duct cleaning services, we’ll inspect your heating and cooling system to decide if air duct cleaning is the best option for addressing your HVAC system’s dust problem. We’ll also check that your dusty air duct system is fit for cleaning, as some older systems are too fragile to have cleaning performed.

Check Your Furnace Filter

Finally, it is always important to check your filter and change it regularly to get the best filtration and make sure your home’s air supply is healthy and clean, without allowing any sort of dirty air to enter your home. Check with your heating and air conditioning contractor for new air filters. Also, check the MERV rating of your filter for the effectiveness and recommended replacement interval.

Join Bigham’s Maintenance Program

When you join Bigham’s Club Membership maintenance program, you receive one cleaning, inspection, tune-up, and rejuvenation each year for your air conditioner and furnace. Our HVAC system technicians will make sure that your furnace is ready for the cold, winter weather, while keeping your air conditioner running smoothly all summer long. You don’t have to remember to schedule an appointment – we’ll remember for you!

Contact Bigham’s For Furnace Services Today

If excessive dust is coming from your vents, contact the NATE-certified heating and air conditioning experts at Bigham’s Heating & Air Conditioning today. We’ll inspect your system, fix what’s needed and have your indoor air quality improved in no time. For all of your furnace repair, tune up and installation needs, contact Bigham’s today or request an appointment online.