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How Your HVAC Vents Work

Your Gardendale, Alabama, home’s HVAC system uses a network of ducts and a fan to move conditioned air where it’s needed. HVAC vents are an essential part of this design. Here’s some more information about how your supply, return, and exhaust vents work with the rest of your heating and air conditioning system.

HVAC Supply Vents

Supply vents, also called air registers, are in every room of most homes. The fan in your indoor air handler pushes conditioned air through your ductwork and out through your HVAC supply vents.

Return Vents

Your return vents feed air to your HVAC system’s indoor air handler. They save power by conditioning air that’s already inside your house instead of completely unconditioned air from outside. They also keep your indoor air pressure consistent and help direct it through your HVAC system’s filter. You should clean your supply and return vents regularly. Also, keep carpets and furniture away from them for better airflow.

Exhaust Vents

Exhaust vents help you get rid of bad smells or excess humidity from cooking or showering. They also help you keep contaminants like dust, pollen, and pet dander from accumulating. A ridge vent covers the top of your roof, and it’s usually long and thin. It lets hot air out of your attic while keeping rain or debris from entering. Some roof vents have fans that are controlled by thermostats. Turbine vents have contoured vanes that turn with help from the breeze, but they’re more noticeable than many other types of vents.

One Source Heating & Cooling has more than 20 years of experience. We can help you with maintaining, installing, or repairing your vents and a variety of other equipment. For outstanding, friendly service with factory-authorized parts, call us anytime at (205) 509-1929 or 334-203-3466. Our dedicated team members can keep your home comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient.

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