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How to Clean Air Conditioning Vents

By April 14, 2019April 1st, 2023No Comments

The dust bunnies hanging around your air conditioning vent covers is a tell-tale sign that the air filter has not been changed frequently. When an air filter is not changed at least once a month, all the dust that is not captured by the filter then makes its way to your air ducts and vents. Eventually, the dust can cause blockage and the build-up of particles like hair, dirt, pollen, and other allergens that may cause respiratory issues. So, it’s quite essential to clean your vents. By doing so it can save you money on A/C and heating, plus making the air you breath clean again. Follow these instructions to clean the air conditioning vents and ducts.

Tools you will need:

  • Heavy-Duty Vacuum
  • Screwdriver
  • Broom
  • Brush
  • Respiratory mask

What to do:

  1. Turn off power to the HVAC system.
  2. Take the screwdriver and remove the vents from the walls. Now use the brush and clean the vents thoroughly. If the dust and grime are too much for the brush, you can soak the vents in a mixture of soap and warm water. Then wipe off the grime. Repeat for all vents.
  3. Now take the Heavy-Duty vacuum and begin to vacuum the air duct, make sure to reach in there to get as much dust as possible. (tip: If the air ducts have not been cleaned for some time, you may encounter heavy loads of dust and mildew build-up. So, a respiratory mask is highly recommended) Repeat for all air ducts.
  4. Clean the vents in the ceiling. If you can’t reach them with the vacuum, use the broom to dust the vents. Like the previous step, consider wearing the respiratory mask. All different types of particles will fall on you. Repeat for all ceiling vents.

If you find yourself in the situation that the air ducts have too much debris for the vacuum to handle or the vacuum cannot reach all of it, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (806) 741- 0519 or visit our website We provide custom air duct cleaning for any situation, and you can bet we will send our best people to get you situated fast!


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