Now that spring is finally here, it might not be a bad idea to take some precautions and clean your vents of any residual pollen and dander from the previous seasons. If you’re going to be turning on your air conditioning soon, you’ll probably be glad you did—instead of blowing allergens all over your house. Plus, excessive dust costs you more by making your air conditioner work harder. Here are a few easy tips to keep the air circulating in your house as clean as possible.
Before you start, you may want to consider eye, mouth and nose protection to keep you safe from excessive dust and pollen.
First, turn off you air conditioner. For any baseboard vents, run a vacuum cleaner or crevice tool over. For wall and ceiling vents, if you have an extension for your vacuum cleaner, use it to suck up dirt and dust. If you don’t, use a duster to pick up what you can.
Now, remove the vent covers with a screwdriver for a bit more cleaning. You can soak the covers in hot water and soap then scrub with a toothbrush to make sure everything is spotless. While you’ve got the vent covers soaking, why not clean inside the ducts a bit. Use a duster to clean in as far as you can reach. When you’re finished, dry off your vent covers and fasten them back in place.
Don’t forget about ceiling fans! They usually have a nice collection of dust on top of their blades, which makes it easy to circulate pollen and dust.
If you want a more thorough cleaning to prepare your ventilation system of pollen and dander for spring, Atlas Butler, located in Columbus, Ohio, can help rid your house of unwanted dust, pollen, mold or mites, which might be hiding in your vents. We take pride in providing excellent customer service 24 hours a day 365 days per week. Give us a call at 1-800-FURNACE to schedule an appointment or visit our website for more information about our products and services.