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Dirty Return Vents May be Affecting Your Furnace's Efficiency

Clogged air vents and filter are the leading cause of furnace problems. Dust and debris in the vents, ducts, and filters inhibit airflow throughout the home. The furnace has to work harder to maintain a warm and safe environment during the Minnesota winters.

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The Effects of Dirty Return Vents on Furnace Efficiency

Numerous studies have shown that dust and dirt buildup can affect the performance of your furnace. The concept is simple. As dirt builds up around the vents, it blocks the passageway for warm or cool air. Since the furnace forces the air through the ductwork, the blocked vent creates additional pressure in the system. The furnace, however, must continue to do its job of circulating the conditioned air through the house. The difference is that it must now work twice as hard to perform the same task at the same level.

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