The Difference Between Vents and Ducts

Most people refer to it as “vent cleaning,” albeit this is a little limiting: The huge network of (typically) metal ducts that run from your furnace throughout your home, transferring warm or cooled air; vents are merely the points where the ducts flow into the house. The primary distinction between a vent and a duct is that vents enter into your living area, whereas ducts are a closed system that transports air throughout your property. However, both vents and ducts can become blocked with dust and debris, which is why they should be cleaned on a regular basis. 

The Primary Difference

The primary difference between a vent and a duct is that vents enter into your living area, whereas ducts are a closed system that transports air throughout your property. Vents are typically located on exterior walls of the house and are used to introduce fresh air into the house. Ducts, on the other hand, are located within the walls, ceilings, and floors and are used to circulate air throughout the house. 

Why They Need to Be Cleaned 

Vents and ducts need to be cleaned on a regular basis because they can become blocked with dust and debris. Over time, this dust and debris can accumulate and create a blockage that prevents air from flowing through the vents or ducts properly. This can lead to decreased airflow, increased energy bills, and poor indoor air quality. 

So there you have it! The primary difference between vents and ducts is that vents enter into your living area, whereas ducts are a closed system that transports air throughout your property. Both vents and ducts can become blocked with dust and debris, which is why they should be cleaned on a regular basis.

 

We offer air duct and dryer vent cleaning services in the Greater Sudbury area. Call or text  today for a free estimate at 705-996-4553

 

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