Ductwork Maintenance Tips

In this blog entry, the Dallas air duct cleaning and Dallas dryer vent cleaning experts here at Power Clean Solutions will detail some essential tips for regular ductwork maintenance.

Change HVAC Air Filters

Make sure to change out your HVAC system air filters. Over time, these filters can easily get clogged, making it much harder for air to flow between heating and cooling sources and the rest of your property. If you don’t regularly change your air filters, your HVAC system won’t properly work. Air filters need to be changed on a frequent basis depending on the filter quality. 

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Make sure to clean out your dryer lint trap after every load of laundry, and also have your dryer vents cleaned. The dryer vent is the tube that runs from your dryer to the outside of your home. Lint will escape your dryer and go into the vent, clogging it, and causing a serious fire hazard. It’s estimated by the U.S. Fire Administration says that nearly 3,000 home clothes dryer fires are reported annually, and failure to clean the dryer is the main cause of these fires.

HVAC System Exterior Cleaning and Dusting

With time, dust, dirt, allergens, and other particulates will build up on the surface of your HVAC system, and they will build up faster if windows are cracked open. We recommend dusting and mopping around HVAC system exteriors. Dangerous mold can also grow around your air ducts. If you notice anything fuzzy or suspiciously mold-like, remove it as soon as possible.


If you have external heat pumps or air conditioners, make sure to remove any weeds or vegetation that’s growing close to the outdoor unit. Weeds can block airflow, making your HVAC system work less efficiently, and can even attract pests that can inhabit and clog your system. We recommend having two feet of clear space around any outdoor HVAC units.

Professional HVAC Cleaning

The best possible thing you can do is arrange for professional HVAC cleaning service. The expert ductwork cleaning team here at Power Clean Solutions can ensure that your HVAC system operates safely and efficiently for years to come.

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