Poor airflow endangers your health and wastes your money. Proper air circulation in your home removes indoor pollutants and improves temperature regulation so that your HVAC system doesn’t have to run as often. Here are some excellent ways to maintain airflow in your house.
Run Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans keep air moving around, taking some burden off your HVAC system. Set the fans to spin counterclockwise during the summer to push cool air around your rooms and maintain airflow. Reverse their direction in the winter.
Check Your Vents and Registers
Closing off registers causes your HVAC system to work harder to push conditioned air to the places it should go. This worsens airflow problems. Maintain consistent airflow in your home by keeping the vents and registers in your home open.
If you have several rooms in your home that don’t require as much heating or cooling as the others, talk to an HVAC professional about installing a zoning system. This system allows you to reduce energy use in the areas you use less frequently without sacrificing efficiency and still maintain airflow.
Replace Your Air Filter
Dirty filters make HVAC systems work harder to circulate air. According to most filter manufacturers, air filters should be changed every three months. However, depending on how much you run your HVAC system, you may have to replace your filter more frequently. It’s advisable to check the filter every week and replace it if it’s visibly dirty.
When changing your air filter, make sure you use a replacement filter with a MERV rating that your HVAC system can handle. A filter that’s too powerful for your system could restrict airflow severely.
Preventive maintenance makes a significant difference in how your heating and cooling system operates. During the annual tuneup, your technician will clean the system, test its operation, and look for problems that may slow it down.
The tips above will keep air circulating effectively around your home, improve your health, and increase your savings. To learn more about how to maintain airflow around your home, contact Detmer and Sons. We provide heating and air-conditioning installation, repair, and maintenance to homeowners in the Dayton area.