A well-aerated home isn’t only good for your health but also improves the comfort of your home. There are several things you can do to improve airflow. Here’s why doing so is essential in your Barefoot Bay, FL, home:
Controls Indoor Temperatures
Enhancing your home’s ventilation means you can control the indoor temperature better. Ventilation keeps air circulating, and this movement of air helps it feel cooler in your home during the summer. If you’re not sure whether the ventilation in your home is adequate, a professional HVAC service technician can perform an inspection and make suggestions.
Allowing the same air to sit inside your home for a long time can lead to a buildup of impurities like bacteria and bad odors. A properly installed AC system will circulate indoor air through a filter and supply fresh air from outside.
If you’re constantly experiencing unfavorable temperatures and dusty conditions, the problem could be with your airflow. Here are some ways to boost your home’s airflow, which will help improve the air quality as well.
Open Windows During Cooler Periods
Windows and doors allow fresh air in and contaminated air out of your home. This air circulation keeps your home smelling fresh and free of contaminants.
Opening windows will also come in handy when sweeping your home to let dust out or when cooking to let smoke and steam out. However, make sure that you also have kitchen vents to help get rid of contaminants such as nitrogen dioxide and harmful particles from cooking. In the summer, you can grill outside to keep these contaminants from entering your HVAC system.
Have Duct Leaks Fixed
Central AC systems rely on ducts to distribute conditioned air to different parts of your home. Cracks or holes along the ductwork cause air to escape before it reaches the required destination. As a result, the air supply to your home becomes inadequate, leading to uncontrolled temperatures.
Though air leaks are often difficult to spot, HVAC experts can detect them with the help of special equipment. Apart from boosting your home’s airflow, fixing duct leaks can improve the lifespan of your AC system and help you save on utility bills.
Change Filters Regularly
AC systems use filters to prevent debris and dust from contaminating the conditioned air that gets into your home. With continuous use, filters may catch a lot of debris, blocking the air supply. That’s why you need to perform a regular check on your AC filters to enhance their efficiency.
For the best results, monitor and replace your AC filters monthly. This won’t only make your home’s air safer to breathe but also protect your HVAC system from damage as a result of overheating or freezing as it works to circulate air through dirty filters.
Turn On Your AC Dampers
Sometimes, poor ventilation in your home might not relate in any way to a faulty AC system. Instead, it could be due to closed dampers. Dampers are valves in the ductwork that control the amount of air flowing into your home. You can turn them on from the HVAC plenum or ask a service technician to do it for you.
Dry Damp Clothes
Leaving wet clothes indoors for a day or more can bring about a bad odor and send contaminants into the air. The air won’t be fresh, and there’s a chance of bacterial growth.
Damp clothes can also cause allergies and sneezing. For those with chest problems, damp clothes might make them breathe cold air, affecting their chests or even causing a cold.
Enhancing indoor airflow starts with daily habits for the care for your HVAC system. If you detect signs of poor airflow, contact our experts at Barker Air Conditiong and Heating for prompt and outstanding indoor air quality services.
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