Asked by: Reem Roser
asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th June, 2020

Can I put filters on my return air vents?

The Case for a Return Duct Filter
Regular maintenance is certainly recommended, but adding a return air filter can help to block some of this incoming debris and ensure that the air coming in is clean. Clean air means a clean system.

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Accordingly, can I put a filter on my cold air return?

It is designed to fit your cold air return vent and filter dust and dirt particles before entering the furnace or air conditioning duct system. Cut-To-Fit Design, attaches easily to the back of your cold air return vent.

One may also ask, do vent filters block air flow? The biggest drawback of vent filters is restricted airflow. Filters slow the passage of air. As particles build up on them, the amount of obstruction increases. This can cause your system to work harder, using up more power and potentially overheating components.

Also asked, how many return air vents are needed?

Having several return vents (ideally one in every room, but even two or three is better than just one) creates consistent air pressure. If you have one return vent, your home is fine. Keep the doors to each room open so air can properly circulate.

Do all return vents need filters?

I recommend filters at the return air vents especially if they are at floor level or the client has pets. They sure catch a lot of hair and debris. Much better to catch it there than have it gunk up the return air ducts. Much better to catch it there than have it gunk up the return air ducts.

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