Maintaining Vent Cover Cleanliness
Clean supply and return vent covers are critical for keeping your home’s air clean and making your house’s HVAC system run as efficient as possible. It is wise to keep your HVAC system running right and keeping your home’s air clean as possible, to clean your system duct work and vents annually. Cleaning your system’s duct work and vents will run you from $275 to $375 dollars. For bigger systems the cost will be more. Cleaning your HVAC system will remove dust, fungi, dirt and bacteria. Your system will run better and be much healthier for you and your family.
In homes with lots of activity in and out of the home it normally means more dust and dirt coming in, which means your HVAC system will naturally be dirtier. If this is the case the best thing to do is to clean both sets of vents each week as part of your home’s cleaning schedule. Featured below here are a set of methods to use to keep your vent covers clean all year round.
Floor Vent Covers
Areas of your home that receive lots of foot traffic that have feature an HVAC system with vent floor covers means it will get dirty very easily. A simple way to clean it each week is to remove the vent from the floor (it may pop off easily or require removal of screws holding it in place) and then run it through a wash and dry cycle in your home’s dish washer. The other way to clean it is to fill up the kitchen sink with hot water and dish soap, clean it and then let it drip dry. Once the vents are clean, reinstall them right away. It is easy to lose screws for a simple product like a vent cover. The last thing anyone wants to do is go to the local hardware store and buy screws to replace lost ones for vent cover.
Vent Covers Located on Home Baseboard
Vents are often found along a home’s baseboard. Like flooring vents, foot traffic delivers plenty of dust and dirt along the floor into the home baseboard vent covers. The best approach to keeping the vents there as clean a possible is to vacuum the area once a week and remove and clean them after vacuuming with soap and water or in the dishwasher. If the vents are not removable, clean between the slats with a home cleaning product using a rag. Be sure to go over the slats with a clean rag after they have been cleaned with the cleaning product.
Vent Cover Product Options
Older vent covers are often drab looking, featuring dull colors or they are just dated and need to be replaced. To replace your current older or dated vents, measure them first (be sure they are removable to save a trip), then visit your local hardware or big box home improvement retailer online or at the store and see if they offer a newer vent you can buy to replace your old ones. Replacing the old vents will improve your home’s look and style, plus they will be easier to clean due to the paint on the product being newer, smoother and be less greasy over time.
The Final Word About HVAC Vent Covers
Vent covers an integral component of an HVAC system. It is a simple part that still needs regular cleaning on a scheduled basis, either weekly or monthly. Make the most of the strategies offered here to keep your system working at its optimal best.