Has one room in your home ever felt colder than another, and you didn’t understand why? Your home needs fresh air to be a comfortable environment, but unlike your car, you can’t roll the windows down and put it in drive. Your HVAC filters the air, so what you’re breathing is clean, but do you know if each room is receiving enough fresh air? The flow of air through your home is dependent on several factors.
Here are 5 tips to help improve the airflow in your home:
1. Open doors and windows when the weather is nice, and let the refreshing natural air fill your home with the relaxing aromas of spring. This method is one of the simplest and most pleasant you can take to improve the airflow inside your home. But when the humidity level outside is high, it is better to keep your house closed up to keep from getting too damp.
2. Install exhaust fans in key places to reduce moisture and draw out stale air. Exhaust fans draw air inwards and remove it, unlike a typical ceiling fan. If you are unsure about where to place exhaust fans or how to install them, contact an expert for consultation. Exhaust fans should be run when showering to remove the excess moisture and help keep the home humidity level in check.
3. Turn on your ceiling fans! These wonderful tools spread the fresh air around your home so it flows nicely and evenly, spreading throughout each room. Fans are excellent options especially in the evenings, when perhaps you don’t want your doors or windows opened. Turn on the ceiling fan and enjoy the cool breeze.
4. Check your air filter and replace it if necessary. Typically, these should be replaced every three months, but that’s not always the case. When purchasing a new filter, check the MERV rating and ask a professional which is best for your HVAC. The lower the rating, the lower quality of filter; however, purchasing a filter with a high MERV rating may exhaust your HVAC if it’s not strong enough.
5. Don’t forget your attic. Install insulation and ventilation to keep air from going stale or stagnant. A poorly maintained attic will increase the temperature of your home in the warmer months, and cause your HVAC to work harder (and cost you more).
The benefits of good air circulation throughout your home are plenty. You will enjoy cooler and cleaner air, help to prevent mold from growing, save money on an overactive HVAC, and enjoy a higher air quality keeping your and your family healthier. Enjoy clean, quality air circulation in every room of your house!
For more information on airflow, circulation, and for all your HVAC needs, contact Constantly Concerned About Customers (CCAC). They’ve been serving the Coastal Bend region since 1979.
CCAC’s goal is to help educate customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues, specific to HVAC systems. For more information on HVAC air filters, and for all your HVAC needs, visit CCACAC.com, call (361) 678-2495 or download CCAC’s free Home Comfort Resource guide.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
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