Do I Need To Cover My Air Vents | Verne & Ellsworth Hann

Should I Cover My Air Vents?

Whether on the wall or on the floor, there are a number of reasons you should not cover your heating and cooling vents.  Take a moment to look around your home and see if any of your vents are covered, then consider rearranging your furniture to expose any covered vents.

Covering your vents affect air flow.  This can cause an imbalance in temperature leaving some rooms warmer or cooler than others.  Insufficient air flow can also damage your HVAC system.

Northeast Ohio summers can be very humid.  A blocked vent could lead to mold or mildew in and around your vents.

A build up of pressure can be caused by covered vents.  This could lead to a cracked heat exchanger which in turn can lead to leaking carbon monoxide.

Covering your vents can damage your HVAC system and cause cracks that could allow air to escape your ducts.  This can lead to higher energy bills.

Furniture should be approximately 18 inches from furniture.  It’s important to make sure the air in your home flows freely.  This will allow for more comfortable, even temperatures, help to prolong the life of your HVAC equipment, and cut down on energy costs.

Verne & Ellsworth Hann has been servicing the heating, cooling and plumbing needs of Northeast Ohio homeowners for over 64 years.  Located in Cleveland Heights, our service area includes Shaker Heights, University Heights, Mayfield Heights, Richmond Heights, Beachwood, Lyndhurst, Pepper Pike, Solon, Twinsburg and even parts of Geauga county.  Verne & Ellsworth Hann’s 5 generations of family experience can’t be beat.

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