How to Clean an Air Conditioner Vent

A vent.
  • 1 hours
  • Beginner
  • 20-30
What You'll Need
Air filters

The vents in your AC unit help to keep the machine running. Yet your air conditioner vent can attract a great deal of debris; from hairs to skin particles to insects. Keeping these vents free of blockages is vital to providing good quality air in your home, and the AC unit needs to be free of dust, pet hairs, and other objects which can trigger allergies and asthma attacks. If you want to get your air conditioner vent or vents completely clean, you just have to follow a few simple rules.

Step 1 - Dust the Vents

The first thing you should do is dust the outside of your vents carefully with either a duster, or by running your vacuum over all of the slots. If you use a duster, you will probably need to clean the floor when you have finished.

Step 2 - Remove the Vent

Next, unscrew the cover of your vent, and remove any large particles of dust and debris which are visible. Use your vacuum to clean up any dust or debris, and you can then replace the air filter on your vent. Clean the other side of your vent, and then screw back in to place carefully. Your vents should now be as clean as you can get them.