air vents

April 18, 2019

Host a Safe Easter Egg Hunt: Prevent Lost Eggs In Your Air Vent

An Easter egg hunt is a fun-filled event for children and adults alike. If you’ll be hosting this springtime tradition this year, you have lots of planning and prep work to tackle, like choosing treats and toys, finding the best egg hiding spots, and preparing edibles and beverages for the adults to enjoy. Here are some tips on how to ensure a safe Easter egg hunt for everyone who attends and your cooling system, too: Choose the Best Treats for […]
May 25, 2017

Why You Shouldn’t Block Your Home’s Cold Air Returns

You may have been told never to block your home’s air conditioning and heating vents, but do you know why?   It helps to understand that some of those vents — the ones you can feel warm or cool air emitting from — are for the supply air, while the other vents are for return air, or where the air in the home is pulled into the HVAC system for heating and cooling. Read on for some information on cold […]
November 1, 2016

Should You Shut a Room to Save Energy?

Many homeowners fall for the urban myth that closing air vents in infrequently-used rooms can save energy. In reality, shutting a room can increase your energy bills, and cause a number of other issues in your home, including: Diminished comfort. In a system with a single-speed blower fan, shutting vents can make it difficult to maintain comfort. That’s because closing vents restricts airflow in the ductwork, which causes a pressure increase in the HVAC system. The fan speed drops as […]