Improving the Airflow in Your Home
Proper air circulation is important if you want to keep the indoors pleasant and comfortable. When the airflow is just right, you breathe easier and your home’s climate stays at a desirable temperature. However, there might be days, here and there, where the air feels stuffy and heavy. To combat the discomfort, here are several things you can do to improve the airflow in your home:
1. Open Your Doors and Windows or Turn on the Fans
Opening up your home is the most obvious solution for inefficient airflow. When you swing your doors and windows wide open, you’ll invite air from all directions. If that isn’t enough, you can turn on your fans to increase the circulation. Between seasons, when the weather outside is mild, opening windows, and using fans is the perfect solution to increase airflow and improve air quality in your home. Delaying use of heat and air conditioning where possible also helps you save money on energy bills.
2. Clean or Change HVAC Air Filters
If you plan to use your HVAC, be sure that its air filter is cleaned or changed regularly. A dirty air filter not only clogs the system, but it also can’t clean air as efficiently as it should. When air can’t flow freely, it causes the HVAC to either overheat or freeze up as a result. It forces the unit to consume more energy, which leads to an increase in your electricity costs.
3. Clean Your Surroundings
Keeping your home clean reduces the amount of dust and dirt that can enter your heating and cooling appliances. It also ensures that outside air doesn’t mix with other irritants once it enters your property.
4. Inspecting and Maintaining Your Cooling and Heating Systems
Having regular maintenance on your HVAC unit will determine whether it needs to undergo professional cleaning, repairs, or replacement. TriState Home Services has the proper equipment to check and perform all types of cooling and heating services. Plus, we perform the inspection quickly and accurately, so you can focus on the things that matter most to you.
5. Installing a Ventilation System
Adding vents and exhaust fans will increase the airflow in your property. However, it’s best to leave the installations to the experts. You want to make sure that the vents and fans work properly. Our licensed and certified technicians are trained to do just that.
6. Sealing Air Leaks
Air leaks are notorious for causing inefficient airflow in the ductwork system. When the air ducts have holes or cracks, they allow air to escape while letting undesirable (outside) air in. If these holes and cracks are not dealt with immediately, you’re home will have poor air circulation, as well as a higher energy bill.
Creating the perfect airflow isn’t complicated, as long as the right steps are followed in keeping your home's HVAC system operating properly. Contact TriState Home Services today, and let our experts perform a duct leakage test. This test will reveal how much airflow your home is losing and allow us to fix the problem using the appropriate air sealing methods. Give us a call at 866-624-5970 or complete our Contact Form to for more information or to schedule a FREE estimate.