Heating or cooling your home consumes so much energy. As a homeowner, air balancing can help you ensure that air distribution is even in all the rooms in your home. You can enhance the airflow in your home in Wake Forest, NC, and improve the energy efficiency of your home in the following ways.
Clean or Replace Filters
Clean filters improve air quality and the efficiency of your furnace. With time, filters accumulate a lot of dust and debris and obstruct airflow, something you can correct with regular maintenance. If the air filter has dust and debris, the HVAC system works harder to distribute air into your home, reducing system efficiency.
Prevent Airflow Restrictions
Ensure that furniture and other items in your home don’t cover registers and restrict airflow. If items in your home block a vent, the system has to work harder to supply air to your home. This will not only make the home less comfortable and reduce system efficiency, but it’ll also lead to premature wear of the HVAC system.
Check for Drafts and Insulate the Home
If you don’t seal around the windows and doors in your home, they’ll bring in drafts that cause cold spots in your home. The leaks from the windows and doors lead to loss of conditioned or heated air. If you have ceiling fans, ensure you adjust them accordingly to enhance airflow in your home. As warm air rises, use ceiling fans to circulate that warm air back down into the room.
Further, adding insulation to your home will help contain the air in your home.
Check for Air Leaks
Problems with your ductwork can cause uneven distribution of air in your home. If the ducts have leaks or the airflow is out of balance, some rooms will not be warm enough. Leaks in the ducts cause loss of conditioned or heated air, usually into the attic area, and can cause some rooms to be too cool or too warm.
An HVAC technician can help you fix leaky ducts and other conditions that can lead to loss of conditioned air. Call Mitchell Heating & Cooling in Wake Forest, NC, for indoor air quality services and other HVAC related services
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