How to Clean Car Air Conditioning Vents: In 5 Easy Steps
If you live in a place that has high humidity, hot temperatures, or both – your car Air Conditioning vents may be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. In fact, many drivers don’t even know that their AC is not working as well as it could because of the buildup from these nasty little critters!
Luckily there are some very simple steps you can take to keep your car’s air conditioning system healthy and clean. The following blog post will outline 5 easy tips on how to keep your car’s Air Conditioning running smoothly this summer!
Clean your car’s air conditioning vents regularly to remove dirt and debris. You should clean your car’s air conditioning vents at least once a month, but you may need to do it more often depending on how much time you spend in your vehicle each day.
Use a Cloth or Vacuum Cleaner
Use a dry cloth or vacuum cleaner attachment to remove the dust from the vent. Use the cloth in one direction; do not rub it back and forth.
If you have a vacuum cleaner attachment, use your hand to direct the airflow into all the corners of each vent. You may need to move vents out of their slots slightly for effective cleaning with this method. If you see spots you can’t clean with a vacuum cleaner, then use compressed air.
If You Have Pets
If you have pets in your car, use an enzyme-based cleaner that will break down pet dander and hair before vacuuming up any other type of dirt and debris. It will help you avoid having to clean your car more than once.
Check for Mold
Check all surfaces for mold growth by looking for dark spots on the rubber seals, grilles, and hidden corners. Clean these areas with a solution of one tablespoon bleach mixed with 4 liters of water.
Mold can be harmful not only to you but also to your car’s air conditioning system. Mold grows in damp environments, and it produces spores that are released into the car’s interior.
These spores then spread through an enclosed space like cars AC vents blocking the airflow and causing the HVAC system to overwork. This can lead to wear out of your car’s AC more quickly than necessary.
Replace cabin filters at least once every six months or more often if you live in dusty conditions. When you replace the cabin filter, also take a moment to clean the intake air ducts. This will help keep your car AC working efficiently.
These 5 easy steps should help keep your car smelling fresh and free of bacteria. Remember that it’s important not to turn on your car’s Air Conditioning while cleaning or vacuuming because this could push dust particles into the air intake and lead to clogging.
With the help of our experts here at TGMO, we hope that these simple steps will keep you comfortable all through summer!
Which of these 5 easy steps are you going to tackle first? Let us know in the comments below.