Air duct cleaning is an important part of maintaining your furnace and air conditioning system. Having clean ducts will also improve the overall air quality that is blowing throughout the house. The ducts will collect bits of dust and dirt that will stick to the air ducts and can be blown out as cool or hot air gets blown through the vents. Here is a simple guide on how you can clean the air ducts inside your house.
Here is a list of the items that you will need to complete this task: A screwdriver,a bowl to collect the screws, a feather duster, a rag, and a bucket of warm water
1 – Start by shutting off the power to the unit at the electrical panel inside the house by switching the breaker to the off position.
2 – Take the screwdriver and remove all the screws that hold in place the vent covers. Place the screws inside a bowl to keep them in a safe location, as you will need to return the vent covers and screws back in place to complete the job.
3- Take the vent covers and clean them off with a wet rag that has been dipped in warm water. This will remove any dirt that has been stuck to the vent cover, thus promoting better air flow.
4 - With the vent covers off, take the feather duster and slide it down the sides of the vent to clear out any dirt or dust that is stuck to the side. Repeat the process on all the other ducts throughout the house to clean them out properly.
5 – Take the screwdriver and reattach all the vent covers using the screws. Make sure the vent covers screws are secured in place and that the vent does not move around.
6 – Turn the power to the unit back on at the electrical panel by switching the breaker back into the on position. You should hear the unit itself begin to start up and within about ten minutes the unit should be working back at maximum efficiency.
If for any reason, the unit doesn't start back up or the air quality inside the house does not improve, then you need to call a professional air conditioning repair person. They can take apart the unit and test all the mechanical functions to find out exactly what the problem is.
For professional help, contact a company such as Advanced Heating & Cooling.