Cans of compressed air are one of the most useful tools available for helping to keep your computer or laptop clean and dust free. The complex design of computers makes them difficult to keep clean and the electricity acts as a magnet to the dust particles. To clean your PC the best way is through a can of compressed air, follow the guide below to discover how this can be done.
Before you begin cleaning
Purchase the compressed air cans You may need more than one container of compressed air depending upon the amount of cleaning you wish to do, each can does not last too long. Most computer stores will sell this product. How to use the compressed air Once you remove the packaging, there is a small straw. This must be placed into the correct position in the nozzle, then simply break the plastic safety seal and you are ready to go.
The best way to clean
Even motions Spray the can in even motions beginning with your computer monitor. The can should be positioned about four to six inches or 15 cm in front of the monitor. Spray evenly in left to right motions and complete the task by wiping away any excess dirt or dust with a soft cloth or wipes. Cleaning the keyboard Hold the can so that the straw is almost touching the keys and methodically work your way from one key to another applying a sufficient amount of air to clean each one and the spaces between. Complete the task using a soft cloth or wipes and mop up any dust or dirt freed by the air. Fans and vents Use the compressed air to remove any build up of dust or dirt particles from the openings to the fan and vents. If they are not cleaned regularly, these components can become clogged with dirt and dust this will then affect the efficiency of your computer. Hold the straw close to the vents and apply the air to remove any blockages or build up. During use As you are using the can of compressed air, it will become very cold. If this becomes too uncomfortable, simply set the can aside for a few minutes until it reaches room temperature again and continue.