On the day that I finally discovered this partially hidden air vent, I realized that it was absolutely filthy with airborne contaminants
I guess I’m the sort of person who isn’t always very observative. Sometimes I think that I’m on top of my game until it is brought to my attention. This is what happened recently in regards to my central heating and cooling system. More specifically, I guess this was the effect of neglecting my air duct hygiene for a number of years. I’ve always been very good about arranging my professional heating and cooling maintenance and repair services. It’s been at the top of my priority list to take good care of my air conditioning system and forced air furnace. However, I have never bothered to pay for a professional ductwork cleaning before in my life. Apparently, this meant that I never noticed a very important component of my central heating and cooling system… The air return vents. Did you know that you have a separate vent which sucks air directly into your forced air furnace or cooling system? This helps you to circulate the indoor air rather than just pumping it through your air vents. Apparently, my air return vent is hidden somewhere near the bottom of the stairs. This is an unfortunate placement, because the dogs enjoy hanging out down in the lower level. On the day that I finally discovered this partially hidden air vent, I realized that it was absolutely filthy with airborne contaminants. The vent was difficult to locate thanks to all of the dog hair plastered to the front of the makeshift filtration device. At least when the air passed through the fur-laden vent, it was somewhat filtered through the existing layers of hair.