Checking the Climate-control Vents
Our technicians walk through a home to verify that the vents are open in each room and to ensure that the intake vents aren’t blocked with furniture. It is never a good idea to cover intake or outlet vents with rugs, drapes or furniture because it prevents the proper flow of the climate-controlled air, leading to stagnant air that smells horrible.
Cleaning the Furnace and Air Conditioner
We recommend cleaning an air conditioner and a furnace every year by vacuuming around the items along with using a soft cloth to remove debris from the equipment. After your HVAC system is turned off, you can also clean the interior area of the device, making sure to avoid any of the delicate components.
Changing the Filters
When you are using the HVAC systems, you should change the filters every couple months, or even every month during summer days if your A/C has been running more than usual. You can find basic or inexpensive air filters, but there are also specialty filters that will remove tiny particles of pollen and dust to prevent the foul odors that can develop in your home.
Cleaning the Vents in a Home
While mopping and vacuuming your home, make sure to clean the vents with a dust wand or a soft cloth. You can remove the vent cover to clean the area inside that often has a layer of dust or cobwebs. If you have a special device for your vacuum cleaner, then you can use it to reach deeper into the air duct to remove additional debris.
Professional Air Duct Cleaning
If you do all of these things but you still have a foul odor in your home, then you can call Bell’s Air Cleaning to schedule a professional air duct cleaning service. We have the tools and experience required to remove the debris that has collected for several years inside a home’s ventilation system.