Routine maintenance is an essential task to help maintain the cleanliness of your computer. Hence this article is about using an air compressor to clean your pc or laptop. As a note, a can of compressed air is a fine alternative to using an air compressor to clean your computer. However, using an air compressor is a single time investment and may be appealing for this reason. Thus, before we dive into a discussion about air compressors, you may want to know when is it time for you to clean your pc?
Here are a few warning signs that it is time for you to clean your PC:
USB devices don’t work in a specific port: Your USB devices can have a lousy connection due to dirt and dust accumulated in the port
Frequent computer crashes: If your computer randomly crashes continuously, it may be due to over-heating. Dust can collect in your pc disrupting the ventilation of the fans in your computer. If this happens your computer may crash or restart frequently and present you with errors at start-up.
Your computer is louder than when you bought it: An increase in noise from your computer can indicate that your computer parts are clogged and therefore are working harder to achieve efficiency. Thus, if this occurs for you, it is usually a sign that dust is stressing your computer’s fans and processors.
Now let’s talk about choosing the right air compressor for this job. Purchasing an air compressor can be a daunting task especially in the event you don’t understand what things to search for. Also, as an added note, most air compressors are too powerful to use for computers and can end up damaging your equipment. Therefore, for our purposes, we want an air compressor with excellent functionality and is inexpensive (if you pay more than $100 you are spending too much). Hence, the best portable air compressor is an affordable option that is versatile enough to use in many applications where highly pressurized air is necessary.
Once you select the right air compressor, here is how you can dust off your computer. Also, if you are not a fan of having dust spray all over the room you can always take your computer outside to perform this task. Also, make sure that you give your computer enough time to cool off once you turn it off and before you begin using an air compressor. You will want to dust off each hardware piece at a time so use your compressor for a minute and wait for the dust to settle again. When you get started cleaning, the dust will fly everywhere. Finally, inspect the computer to be sure the dust is out of a hardware component before moving on to the next part.