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Birmingham, AL – Heating and Cooling Expert Shares Steps to Clean Your Air Ducts

BY: Chris Kelly, Absolute Air

Ways To Clean Your HVAC Vents

Regularly tidying up your duct and vents will provide many benefits. Fewer blockages in your duct and on your HVAC vent covers can enable your unit to last longer by reducing wear and tear on its elements, and cleaner ducts mean cleaner air in the house, which is wonderful news for allergy sufferers. While we advise consulting the experts at COIT to make certain your air shaft is cleaned properly for better indoor air quality, here are some helpful hints if you prefer to do it yourself.

What You’ll Need

Vacuum Cleaner

This is a must-have piece. Your regular vacuum should be sufficient, but an extendable hose and various attachments are needed to reach all of the crannies and nooks. You can rent a heavy-duty vacuum from your neighborhood home improvement retail store to obtain the best outstanding outcomes.

Screw Driver

Screws will be used to fasten most duct vents. A standard screwdriver will make accessing your air conditioning vents and ducts a lot easier.

Scrub Brush

When it’s time to use some effort to dust your AC vents, a long-handled brush with solid bristles will come in handy.

Broom and Wiping Cloths

Finally, having suitable everyday cleaning tools on hand is vital to keep dust, spiderwebs, and other waste from spreading throughout your residence.

Cleaning How-To

Step 1: First and foremost, assure your safety. Make sure your heating and air conditioning equipment is turned off.

Step 2: Wipe the dirt and dust off of your HVAC air vent by unscrewing them and cleaning them well. Give them a good scrub with warm water and soap if your HVAC vents are exceptionally filthy.

Step 3: Since the air vent cover is out of the way, clean around the ductwork walls with a longer scrub brush, removing dirt and filth. Extend to as far as you can, and don’t fail to remember that a long-stem meeting can help you in reaching those hard-to-reach spots.

Step 4: It’s time to use the vacuum and its attachments now that the gunk and dust have loosened. Use the vacuum to spruce up the vent walls and every other nooks and cranny you can find. Remember that a heavy-duty vacuum will be much more successful at removing dust and debris than a primary residence vacuum.

Step 5: Clean around the vent walls with a moist cloth material where you can reach to provide a thorough clean. Attach a damp cloth to a more extended handle if possible so you can go further.

Step 6: It’s time to clean up. To start with, clean up any air and dust from the vent and anything in contact with your floor or rug with your vacuum, a broom, and any other household cleaning supplies you have. Then, put back the vent covers to their proper places, and we’re done.

Cleaning your air conditioning air vent and air ducts on your own can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive task. When you factor in the cost of renting specialized instruments, it may not be a task you want to do on your own. You could decide it’s time to contact a specialist, and you’d be better off entrusting your duct to a qualified expert.

Absolute Air offers a wide array of services, including, but not limited to, AC installation, AC repair, heating installation, heating repair, metal fabrication (for all types of ductwork), refrigeration, and gas line installation. Our trained team of technicians can also service and work on equipment brands such as American Standard, Train, Carrier, York, Goodman, Rudd, and Mitsubishi, to name a few. 

If you have a service request not mentioned here, give us a call. 

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Top Rated Local Commercial Heating & Ventilation & Air Specialists/Contractors/Services

Jefferson County: Birmingham, Leeds, Chelsea, Shoal Creek, Meadowbrook, AL

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BIO: Chris Kelly is the Owner of Absolute Air, we are a full-service residential and commercial HVAC Contractor. We provide AC repair, AC installations, thermostats, indoor air quality systems, heating installs, and heating repair.  We can also install gas lines and service refrigeration systems out of both offices in Leeds and Birmingham, AL.

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