A Comfortable, Warm Home

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A Comfortable, Warm Home

Mild weather is one of the things I love the best about the southern United States. I’ve lived in this region of the country all of my life. During the winter season, I rarely see snow or sleet. In fact, I sometimes wear short sleeves during the cold weather months. However, I occasionally need to bundle up in one of my favorite, colorful coats, jackets, or sweaters. And, I also have to run my heater at nighttime. Thankfully, my husband and I scheduled an appointment with an HVAC contractor this past fall, so we are confident that our heater will last through the winter. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common solutions to a broken heating system. Enjoy!

Cleaning The Duct Openings And Vent Covers To Your Central Air Conditioning System

If the central air conditioning system that is located inside of your small business has dust blowing out from the floor vents whenever the power is turned on, clean the opening to each duct and the vent covers by completing the following steps. Once the parts to the system are dust-free, maintain them by inspecting and cleaning them after using the air conditioning unit excessively. 


  • screwdriver
  • plastic sheeting or tarp
  • rubber gloves
  • vacuum cleaner
  • wire brush
  • industrial strength cleaner
  • lint-free cloths
  • bucket of soapy water
  • scrub brush

Remove The Covers And Clean The Opening To Each Duct

Turn off the air conditioning system. Use a screwdriver to remove the hardware that is secured to each vent cover. Set the vent covers on a piece of plastic sheeting or tarp. Put on a pair of rubber gloves and insert the hose to a vacuum cleaner into the first duct's opening. Vacuum up loose debris that is on the interior walls. Stick the hose as far into the vent as you can.

Move a wire brush back and forth over the dusty areas to assist with removing it from the duct's interior. Pour some industrial-strength cleaner onto a lint-free cloth and wipe away any stains that remain on the interior walls. Dry the sections that were cleaned with another cloth. Clean the remaining duct openings with the same steps.

Soak The Covers And Remove Hardened Residue

Submerge the vent covers in a bucket of warm, soapy water that is placed on top of the sheeting or tarp. Leave the covers in the bucket for several minutes so that residue that is stuck on them begins to loosen. Use a standard scrub brush to eliminate any residue that remains on the covers. Rinse the covers off with plain water and dry them with a lint-free cloth once you have finished removing dirty residue. 

Replace The Covers And Maintain Them And The Duct Openings

Place a cover over each duct opening and secure them with hardware. Turn on the central air conditioning system inside of your business. If a steady amount of cool air blows through the vent covers and you no longer see any dust coming through the vents, you have effectively resolved the problem that you were previously experiencing.

In the future, inspect and clean the vent covers and duct openings after you have used the air conditioning system excessively. By doing so, the unit will continue to operate efficiently and you may prevent unforeseen damages from occurring. Contact a company like Betlyn Paul J Company for more information or assistance.