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Why You Shouldn't Close Your Air Vents to Adjust Airflow

How to Keep Your Home Well-Ventilated

Good ventilation in your home is essential to keep indoor air quality comfortable and maintain a steady airflow distribution. Poor ventilation can cause issues with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses.

This blog provides an in-depth look at why leaving air vents open in a home is crucial to maintaining a steady airflow distribution and tips for ensuring proper ventilation.

Why You Should Leave Air Vents Open

The most important reason for leaving air vents open is so that the air inside your home can be heated or cooled efficiently. If the vents are closed, the system has to work harder to move the air around and heat or cool your home.

This results in higher energy bills and increased wear and tear on the HVAC system since it has to work overtime when the vent is closed. Too much pressure building up inside the system because of too many closed vents could lead to breakdowns or other expensive repairs down the line.

How To Ensure Proper Ventilation

You must ensure that all of your air vents are correctly opened so that they are not obstructing any airflow from entering or exiting your home. Check each room individually and ensure nothing is blocking vents, such as furniture or curtains.

Check that all registers are free from dust buildup, which can also reduce airflow efficiency within the system. Replace any filters regularly according to manufacturer instructions; dirty filters will also reduce airflow efficiency throughout the system.

Let AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inspect Your Vents

In addition to checking and cleaning the air vents, our team at AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling recommends professional inspections of your heating and cooling systems to maximize the efficiency of your home’s ventilation. Properly maintained air vents and HVAC ventilation is just a call away. Contact us at (516) 217-2196 to schedule your appointment.