How To Improve Airflow In Your Home
Air circulation is one of the most overlooked aspects of home comfort: by keeping air moving, you will reduce accumulated dust, keep temperatures even throughout your home, and keep humidity under control. Air circulation becomes even more important when more people are home more often, as is the case for most of us right now.
Of course, there will always be days when your home air feels stuffy, but you can offset some of the problem by doing these five things to improve the airflow in your home.
5 Things You Can Do To Improve Airflow
- Open windows and use fans – Whenever possible, keep doors and windows open to invite air in from all directions. Take advantage of cross ventilation and use fans – especially ceiling fans – for a circulation assist.
- Keep your house clean. Dust and dirt are natural enemies of forced-air equipment; by keeping your house clean, you won’t overburden your furnace filters (see below), which means your air will move more freely and your equipment will run more efficiently.
- Consider professional duct sealing. Did you know that your HVAC system could be making your home dustier? Holes or cracks in your ductwork can draw dust in and redistribute it throughout the house. Unfortunately, not all of those cracks or holes are in places that can be easily seen; to solve the problem, you need professional duct sealing – an investment that could be worthwhile, considering that about 10 percent of the air you pay to heat or cool gets lost via duct leaks.
- Clean/change furnace filters regularly – A clogged air filter will reduce air flow from your home heating or cooling system. That will make your home less comfortable, raise your energy bills, and overwork your system, which could lead to avoidable (and costly) furnace repairs.
- Get routine furnace maintenance every year. When it comes to ensuring proper airflow in your Connecticut home, one of the most important tasks you can undertake is to schedule a comprehensive tune-up by an expert heating technician every year. With proper care, you’ll be sure your furnace will keep the air clear and moving throughout your Connecticut home.
Follow these five tips to keep the air in your house moving, and you’ll stay comfortable for years to come.
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