I've never found dirt when taking ductwork apart,
aside from the area around the vent where dust can
I'd spend the money on a better furnace filter and
maybe an air cleaner. The HEPA air cleaners work well,
in my experience. I had one once and it made the air
in the room feel fresh, like outside. The trouble with
that, though, is that it's local to one room and it's
| Family member has been diognosed with mild asthma.
| Lives in a house with hot air heating.
| House about 30 yrs old.
| Was thinking of suggesting that they have the hot air
| ducts cleaned out by one of those services that do it.
| But, there does not seem to be any kind of agreement as
| to whether this is actually a good idea or not.
| Counter argument to doing it seems to be that the lint, etc. by now is
| pretty well adhered to the duct's wall's, and you are better off to not
| disturb it. Just live with whatever comes loose in normal usage, and use
| a good furnace filter.
| Makes some sense, I guess, but ... ?
| What's the latest thinking on this subject ?
| Any thoughts on this would be most appreciated.
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