How to Clean Your Air Vents

The air vents in your home are most likely out-of-sight and out-of-mind. But the air vents are an important component of your air conditioning system. After all, without them, cooled or heated air wouldn’t be able to travel to the various parts of your home.

Keeping your air vents clean isn’t just essential to ensuring your home’s comfort, it’s also essential to ensure the air in your home is fresh and free of pollutants. Think it’s not a big deal? The Environmental Protection Agency ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top five risks to public health, and the millions of particles of debris and other allergens living in your air ducts are no help. Fortunately, cleaning your air vents is something you can easily do yourself, even if you’re an AC novice. Read on to learn how.

DIY Air Vent Cleaning

What You’ll Need:

  • Shop-vac or vacuum
  • Screwdriver
  • Soap and water solution
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • Dust mask

How to Clean Your Air Vents in 4 Steps

Step 1. Turn off the power to your central air conditioning system, both at the thermostat and the breaker.

Step 2. Unscrew the grilles from ceilings or walls, depending on where the vents are located throughout your home. Make sure to protect yourself from falling particles by wearing a dust mask.

Step 3. Attach the brush part to the top of your shop-vac or vacuum and thoroughly vacuum each part of the grille, making sure to remove all particles. If there is still grime and dust after vacuuming, use a stiff bristle brush and a simple solution of soap and warm water to give them extra elbow grease.

Step 4. Vacuum the air ducts to the best of your ability, making sure you do not penetrate the sensitive ductwork.

AC Duct Cleaning in South Florida

Sometimes AC services are better left to the professionals. With the help of the advanced Rotobrush air duct cleaning system, Sansone can help improve your quality of life by reducing the levels of dirt, mold, dust mites, pollen, and other contaminants inside your home. In doing so, you will be ensuring your home is comfortable and that the air is safe to breathe. Contact us today to learn more about our duct cleaning services or schedule your appointment online.
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