Important home-cleaning tips to make your HVAC system more efficient


Air conditioning systems need regular maintenance to remain effective--and ducted reverse cycle systems are no different. For your unit to generate warm air during winter and cool air during summer, it needs to be in good working condition.

You may have already spent time and money having the unit inspected from top to bottom. However, if your home isn't clean, it may affect the efficiency of your unit. Clogged vents, dirty ducts and soiled appliances all affect your ducted reverse cycle system. By keeping your home clean, you can save on energy consumption and enjoy purer indoor air. Here's how to get started. 

1. Clean your bathroom fans and vents

Your bathroom is one of the busiest parts of the home. You will find that dust, grime, and grout tend to accumulate on your bathroom fan blades and vents. This dirt causes blockages that can make your reverse cycle system less efficient. Have your fan blades and vents professionally cleaned one to two times a year, depending on how large your home is. And if you notice that your bathroom isn't receiving enough fresh air from the HVAC system, it may be time to clean these air pathways.

2. Keep bedroom and living room vents free from blockages

Your living room and bedroom are two parts of the home where you'll spend the most time. If the vents inside these rooms are clogged, your reverse cycle system will use more energy to heat or cool the home. Even worse, dust will penetrate your ducts and result in low-quality air being propelled throughout the home. Start by ensuring that no vents are being blocked by furniture or clothing. Next, clean your vents of any dust that may have settled inside open spaces. It's also a good idea to install new air filters. These will prevent dust from entering your ductwork and reducing air quality.  

3. Clean your kitchen appliances

Kitchen appliances such as ovens can also affect the quality of indoor air. If your oven is dusty and grimy, it may spread microbes into the air and even trigger allergic reactions. Furthermore, your reverse cycle system won't be able to replace this contaminated air with a fresh supply in a timely manner. Thoroughly clean your oven to remove dust, mites and potentially harmful chemicals.

4. Next is the basement

A clean basement will also facilitate the smooth flow of cool or warm air. Make sure the basement is free from excessive moisture and leaks. A clean basement also makes the motor and blower fan more efficient. 


20 April 2019

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Howdy! I'm Hank and I am writing this blog so I can give you the lowdown on the cheapest and most effective ways you can heat or cool your home. I'm not a trained HVAC contractor but my brother is. Last year, I called up my brother and asked him to drive over and install a new HVAC system in my property. The old system wasn't cooling or warming my house and it was making a strange noise. During the installation, my brother gave me lots of great advice and explained exactly what he was doing at each step. I hope you find this information useful.