Maintenance Tips for Your Ventilation System

Maintaining your home's ventilation system is important, as besides from improving its chances to continue to work well, you will also benefit from pure, fresh air. Here are a few tips to take into account to properly maintain your ventilation system.

Maintain all the Access Panels Properly

A ventilation system is commonly composed of a number of access panels. Make sure to clean and maintain all of them properly for best results.

Turn Off

Always turn off the ventilation system from the main controlling panel prior to starting any dismantling and cleaning procedures.

The Filters

A ventilation system will have a filter residing within it. Remove this filter carefully so as to inspect it on a regular basis. Depending on its condition, you can determine whether to replace it or clean it. In order to clean the filter, first tap it face down so to remove any loose dust and other residues. Then, you may rinse it in a mixture of mild soap and warm water. Use a small brush to remove any persistent dirt. Rinse well with clear water and allow to dry well.

Cleaning the Inner Areas

Once the filter has been removed and cleaned you will be better able to see and access the inner areas of the ventilation system. You may use a small vacuum cleaner to absorb dust, or else wipe with a rag.