There’s nothing quite like coming in from playing in the snow and warming up by standing over or under one of the vents for your HVAC system. In many ways, it’s like a warm hug from your house to you. Ensuring those vents stay clean, then, is an integral part of regular winter maintenance, to provide plenty of air can come through and keep your home nice and warm.
Delegation is Key
You’ve got plenty to think about all-year-round. Your home has plenty of surfaces that need to be kept clean, not to mention dishes, laundry, and a yard that are all begging for your attention. To keep your vents clean without adding anything else to your plate, you could assign this job to one of your children as a chore.
Typically, there are enough vents in a home to make an effort involved worth a reward. At the same time, cleaning vents are easy enough that just about anyone, no matter how young, can do it well. So, if you’re looking for chores that your younger children can complete, add cleaning vents to your list. According to http://www.provincialheating.ca/, “regular maintenance and cleaning is not only a recommendation by the HVAC equipment manufacturers, but it is also an essential aspect of extending the lifespan of your furnace or air conditioner.” Much better to keep it clean on a regular basis than have to spend a lot of money replacing your system.
Working Smart, Not Hard
Heating your home takes a lot of energy. To save as much money as you can, you want your HVAC system to operate as efficiently as possible. One great way to do this is to keep your vents clean.
Vents are the first line of defense in keeping dust and debris out of your system. This means that they will inherently collect a lot of dust and debris, to keep it out of ducts, and the furnace unit itself. A dusty vent is more difficult for your furnace to push air through, forcing it to work harder and less efficiently, ultimately costing you more money. Keeping your vents clean not only keeps the HVAC system from having to work so hard to push air through, but it also ensures more warm air is released into the room, achieving your desired temperature more quickly.
Always on the Go
Cleaning your vents shouldn’t have to be something you think about all the time. Whether you delegate the job to your kids, or you have to do it yourself, it’s essential to get in a regular habit to ensure you don’t forget to do it. At first, you might need to have it on your schedule whenever it’s time to do it, but as time passes and it becomes more of a habit, just seeing a vent will remind you that it’s almost time to clean the vents again. It’s certainly a habit that’s worth forming.Tags: Air Conditioning, chores, Clean Vents