Now that warmer weather has finally arrived, it’s time to get your HVAC system cleaned and ensure your vents are in good shape before the pollen starts flying. If you don’t clean your air vents, you could end up with mold or allergens inside your air vents, resulting in allergies, asthma, and sinus infections. So follow these tips on cleaning your air vents and breathing easier during allergy season.
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Dust mites are microscopic creatures that live in bedding, sofas, and clothing. Dust mites eat dead skin cells and produce allergens, which can cause allergy symptoms in sensitive people.
It can be difficult to completely remove dust mites from your home, as they thrive in humid areas. However, there are a few easy ways to reduce them and keep your home healthier at all times.
The equipment you need depends on your home and how serious you are about vent cleaning. If you don’t have professional air duct cleaning equipment, you can use the following household items:
Getting professionals, like the ones at Jon-Don, to visit is always a good idea, but if you want to do it yourself, here are some step-by-step instructions on how to clean your air conditioner vents.
Most air conditioners have removable vent covers. If your unit has removable vent covers, remove them by unscrewing them from their hinges with a Phillips head screwdriver.
Use a vacuum cleaner with a long crevice tool to clear out the dust, debris, and allergen build-up. This will help you get into those hard-to-reach areas.
Remove any dust or debris that has accumulated on them. You can do so by using a vacuum cleaner with a crevice tool attachment or gently wiping them down with a microfiber cloth.
Put on some rubber gloves, and fill a bucket with water and mild soap. You can use any type of detergent you like, but you mustn’t use something too harsh or abrasive.
Place all of your vent covers in your bucket and soak them for at least 15 minutes. Rinse them off when you’re done.
After giving your air vents a good cleaning, you may notice that they look pretty grimy. As with any dirty surface, wipe them down with a dry towel to remove excess residue and then place them back into their original position.
Not changing your AC filter can lead to several serious health issues. Here are some reasons why you should always change it regularly.
1. It Can Cause Allergies And Asthma
2. It Can Spread Disease And Bacteria
3. It Can Lead To Mold Growth In The AC Unit Or The House
4. It Can Lead To An Unhealthy Living Environment For You And Your Family
5. It Can Increase Energy Costs By 10% Or More over A Year
Cleaning your air vents is a critical component of air conditioner maintenance. If you’re not sure how to perform a deep clean, call in an HVAC professional.