Never Cover Your Air Vents. Here's Why.

When you’re spending your hard-earned money on cooling and heating your home, it’s understandable that you’d follow any advice that could cut your energy costs. Thing is, not every piece of advice you get should be followed — like the advice that says covering your air vents in a good idea. You actually should never cover your air vents. Here’s why.

It messes with the air flow.

Just because you know the air vents are closed, it doesn’t mean your HVAC system knows that, so they’ll keep pumping air to those spots. This can cause air pressure to build up inside your ducts and damage them, causing insufficient airflow in your entire system.

It could cause mold and mildew to grow.

If the insides of your ducts get too warm and/or moist, mold and mildew could develop in them. And if you don’t notice right away — which you probably won’t — your system with be pushing air through those dirty ducts and the mold spores along with it to the rest of your home.

It could cost more in energy usage.

A lot of people think if they cover their air vents, they’re saving themselves money, but it’s actually the opposite. Since covering your air vents can lead to a buildup of pressure, you ducts could actually become damaged, causing air leaks that waste energy.

At Ace Solves It All, we offer all the expertise needed for keeping your HVAC system safe and running well. When one call solves it all, you can rely on Ace to get the job done. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (407) 850-4900.

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