Particles of dust, hair, dirt, spider webs, and more can get stuck on your air ducts over time. By cleaning your air vents, you ensure your home’s cleanness and equipment lifespan. When summer comes to New Jersey, the last thing you’d want is to have your ducts failing. We get that, so don’t worry.
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Tips to Clean Air Vents by Yourself
What you would need:
- Furnace filter
Once you’re done cleaning, this would be a must.
- Vacuum cleaner
The one you may have at home won’t do all the work, so we suggest renting one with a long hose.
You will need one like toilet brushes, but a stiff-bristled paintbrush is a cheaper option that’d do the job if you don’t own one.
With this, just make sure it fits the fasteners right.
- Paper towels
To cover up the registers!
Clear the Air Vents in 9 Steps
- Let’s Cover the Supply Register with the paper towel
You have to do this in order to keep the dust from drifting around the room while you’re working. Just lift the register, wrap it with the towels and replace it.
- Now Turn On the Fan
Having the fan running while you’re working helps the loosen dust to move. Set the option “Fan on” and shut off the “heat/cool” mode so just the fan is running.
- Check the Filter
Look if your old furnace filter is in place, so any loose dust doesn’t end up dragged into the fan motor.
- Shake Off the Dust in Ducts
Get rid of any buildup of dust in the duct you’re working on. Take your brush and tap on any accessible duct work you have.
- Clean the Supply Register With The Vacuum
Now you can sweep away the dust in the supply registers. With the vacuum on, place the end of the hose near the register and lift it. Use the hose to get any dust that the fan throws and sweep it as far as possible into the register’s piping. Use the brush again to sweep loose dust and any built-up in the register.
- Clean the Return Air Registers
Clean up your return air registers. Again, brush and sweep as far as possible into the register piping or cavity.
- Shut Off the Fan and Furnace
Shut off the fan at the thermostat and the furnace via the service switch.
- Clean Out Blower Compartment and Return Air Boot
Once you do step 7, you can remove the panels on the front of the furnace; this will give you access to the blower compartment. Take your vacuum and sweep up the dust built up, you may see a big bulk of dust in that area.
- Replace Furnace Filter
Always consider buying a better filter, but a better filter means you’d have to change it more often. It depends on your home environment and location how often you should change them.
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