Keeping your air conditioning vents clean is the best way to ensure the lifespan of your HVAC unit. More importantly, it also ensures that the air circulated around your home is clean. Imagine all those particles of dust, cobwebs, hair and pollen that have collected over time. If you don't remove them, then they are just going to get blown right back out for you to breathe in! Over time dust, dirt, and other contaminants can accumulate in the ductwork of the central heating and cooling system in your home. Cleaning HVAC ducts is done by removing and cleaning the vent covers, then inserting a special oscillating vacuum cleaner brush into the ducts to dislodge and suck up the dust.
During springtime is the perfect opportunity for a little HVAC maintenance, to get your vents cleaned up and ready for the hard work they will be up against through the summer months.
Cleaning your vents can be done by you and if done regularly, can take no time at all.
- Make sure that you have turned off the power.
- Take off the covers or grilles from the walls and use a brush to get in between the gaps and clean thoroughly. Using a little soap and water, you can turn a dirty, dusty unit into a shiny new one in no time.
- A regular vacuum cleaner may not have enough power in it to do the job properly, so you might want to hire one that's fit for purpose.
- You also might feel like this is the right time to give your HVAC a little further TLC and get it serviced by a professional HVAC contractor.
Remember to change your filters regularly too. Your HVAC system can also help you to fight allergens, so it's important to make sure it has been cleaned and the filters replaced. The spring brings joy to many of us. The flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up, the sun gives everyone that uplifting feeling. However, for many of us, the springtime also is the start of ‘allergy season', but did you know that your HVAC unit could help to alleviate allergies?