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Cleaning A/C Ducts ???

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Old 10-07-2019, 10:29 AM
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The previous owners of our Lantana had the ducts cleaned and the house repainted before putting the house on the market. That was four years ago. Despite changing the filter 3 times a year, we need to get the ducts done again because the large return in the dining area is gross! I think Florida is the dustiest place I've ever lived, except for when I was a very little girl in NYC before they banned burning rubbish and we had soot on every windowsill. Here in TV we're on a championship course where the wind blows unimpeded which I'm sure contributes to our dust. I just had our annual dryer vent cleaning ($60) by Covenant Enterprises (Desmond Harris) and asked about the the rest of the ducts. He recommended that they be done every 3-4 years. ($220 for a Lantana). If you have new-in-the packet 9v batteries they will also replace your smoke alarm batteries when they're there! We are scheduled to get our ducts cleaned next week. We have been very happy with their service for the last four years. 352-308-9243

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Old 10-07-2019, 11:38 AM
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In general duct cleaning is not needed (IMHO). You will always find some dust in any AC system, this is NORMAL. As noted above, the flexible ducts can easily be damaged. The dust that settles in the AC system will stay where it is, it settled there because the air flow is slow there. Change your filters as recommended, and if you are having a project that will create a lot of dust, have that area closed off and the AC vents closed.
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Fantastic idea about closing vents b4 a dusty project
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:47 AM
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Use a MIRV 11 or a better Merv 13, in a designer change them once a year--if you use a Mere 8-change it every 6 months
I look at my A/C filter each month when I put vinegar in the drain pan. I think I end up changing it ever two to three months. Hold the filter up to a light and do the same with a new one to help tell if it is dirty.
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Use a MIRV 11 or a better Merv 13, in a designer change them once a year--if you use a Mere 8-change it every 6 months
I prefer to use the Merv 8 and change it more often. I think the super high efficiency filters can impede air flow, especially when they get dirty.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:55 AM
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I prefer to use the Merv 8 and change it more often. I think the super high efficiency filters can impede air flow, especially when they get dirty.


The super high MERV filters have a greater amount of filtering surface area to catch particulates, therefore the air flow is not impeded.


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