The Danger of Blocked Vents

Advice You Should Read from Best Home Services’ HVAC Experts

At BHS, we understand that homeowners are always looking for ways to reduce their energy costs and save money. We want that for you too. Our family-owned and -operated HVAC company cares about looking out for the best needs of our residential and commercial customers. One common public misconception is that covering air vents in empty rooms of the house will somehow result in improved energy-efficiency. Not only is this a false statement, but it can be hazardous to your health and happiness. Read on to discover several reasons why blocked air vents can be a danger to your Southwest Florida home and family. We would also be happy to field additional HVAC questions over the phone.

Interrupting the Airflow Could Damage Your HVAC System in Time

Blocking your air vents and interrupting the airflow puts additional pressure on your HVAC system. Over time, this excess pressure may result in damages to your system. Worst-case scenario: that built-up pressure could crack your unit’s heat exchanger, resulting in harmful carbon monoxide emissions in your home. Don’t jeopardize your family’s health and indoor air quality. Have our HVAC technicians inspect your system’s components and check for any signs of blocked air vents today!

Blocked Air Vents Result in Wasted Energy, Not Energy-Efficiency

Because damage to your HVAC system is highly likely with blocked vents, air may escape through the cracks in your ducts and wind up costing you more in wasted energy. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but wasted energy leads to higher energy bills, not energy-efficiency savings. If you’re genuinely looking for ways to improve your system’s energy-efficiency, we’d be glad to talk to you about home zoning systems, digital programmable thermostats, and more energy-efficient units, some of which may qualify you for an AC rebate or financing.

Due to Florida’s Humidity, You Could Cause Mold or Mildew Growth

It’s no secret that Southwest Florida is home to humidity, especially in the summertime and during hurricane season. Having blocked air vents in a humid climate can wreak havoc on your HVAC system in more ways than one. Having blocked vents makes you more susceptible to mold or mildew growth inside them or your ductwork. We probably don’t have to tell you that mold is bad news. Not only can it be cumbersome to remove it, but breathing in mold spores is often the trigger for many illnesses.

What Are Common Culprits for Blocked Air Vents in the Home?

Now that you know the dangers associated with blocked air vents in your home, let’s examine some common causes for them that you can avoid with help from our experienced HVAC technicians:

  • Dirty Air Filters – We cannot stress the importance of changing your air filter every couple of months enough, especially the more people and pets you have in your household. Dirty air filters restrict airflow or circulate dirty air throughout your home that impacts your air quality.
  • Leaking Ductwork – Over time, your ductwork may become damaged or dislodged. This could result in leaks in which you’re wasting energy in the form of escaped air.
  • Clogged Ductwork – Physical obstructions inside your ductwork could include vermin or insects who have decided to make their nest inside or dirt and other debris. Any clogs inside your ductwork are a cause for concern, as they could be causing your blocked air vents and more.

What You Can Do to Prevent Blocked Air Vents in Your Home

Wondering what you can do to prevent blocked air vents in your Southwest Florida home? Air duct cleaning from our professionals could be beneficial. If you have any mold, vermin, or debris lurking inside your ducts, we’ll remove it for you. We can also change your air filter and look for any signs of damage in your ductwork while we’re inside your home. You’ll be able to breathe a lot easier at night knowing the BHS team is looking out for your best interests. Not to mention, your HVAC system should run more efficiently without any musty odors thanks to regularly scheduled cleaning and maintenance.

Contact Best Home Services to Ask About Our Air Duct Cleaning

Are you interested in learning more about BHS’ air duct cleaning services or home care maintenance plan? Please contact us today for more information or to request an appointment for HVAC service anywhere in Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa, Naples, and surrounding areas. We would also encourage you to view our customer reviews as a testament to our commitment to you!

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