The Julian, NC, summer comes with high humidity levels and sweltering temperatures. It’s during these uncomfortable times that it’s tough to be comfortable if your air conditioner isn’t providing a good flow of cool air. Below are five ways you can improve air flow in your home this summer.
Consider Installing Ductwork Booster Fans
HVAC systems use ducting of various configurations, to transport air in and out of your home. During the summer season, when the demand for quality airflow increases, you might realize that you can’t only rely on your ductwork. Installing a duct booster fan is one way you can boost airflow and keep your home correctly conditioned when it’s sweltering outside.
Ductwork booster fans work best at improving airflow in indoor spaces that feel warmer than the rest of your home. These units have the power to assist your struggling HVAC system to efficiently pump air through the ductwork, hence, boosting overall indoor airflow. However, it’s important to note that installing duct booster fans is an exercise that requires the skills of an HVAC installation technician.
Regularly Change Air Filters and Keep Vents Clean
Indoor airflow largely depends on the efficiency of your air filters and the cleanliness of vents. Air filters prevent contaminants and dirt particles from flowing into your HVAC system while the ducts transfer the conditioned air in your home. Dirty vents and air ducts and inefficient air filters make your system unable to supply the quantity and quality of air required indoors.
While you can wipe down air vents and change your air filters, cleaning your air ducts is an HVAC maintenance task that needs professional attention. Trying to clean the ducts will leave you with more problems to deal with since you might damage the ductwork causing leaks, or damaging other HVAC components while attempting DIY repairs.
Invest in a Ventilator
Ventilators are an awesome investment for anyone looking to boost indoor air quality without reducing the supply. These machines drive in more, fresh air indoors and push out old, stale air, keeping clean air circulation in your spaces at optimum levels. Ventilators also help reduce the humidity level of the air going in and out of your home, making your home feel more comfortable in summer.
Ventilators aren’t easy to install or to set in motion. Therefore, you should hire a professional to set up your ventilator. An experienced HVAC technician will have no problem getting your ventilator installed quickly and effectively.
Replace Aging HVAC Systems
When old age hits your HVAC system, it will become less efficient. You may notice that your system makes weird noises and releases odors that affect the overall indoor air quality. An old HVAC system won’t be able to keep your home conditioned efficiently.
If you notice that you’re not getting an adequate flow of quality air in your home, you should first check the age of your HVAC system. Replacing an old HVAC system will boost your overall indoor airflow while optimizing efficiency and minimizing energy costs.
Retain Regular HVAC Maintenance Services
HVAC systems go through a lot of wear and tear while heating and cooling your home. They may have clogged air vents and air filters, leaking refrigerants, faulty components, and more. While your HVAC system can still operate with some of these issues, over time, the system will become inefficient and unreliable.
Continuing regular professional HVAC maintenance aid the early identification and troubleshooting of most HVAC problems. Through preventive maintenance services, HVAC specialists can detect and seal leaks in advance as well as diagnose and repair faulty components. They can also discover clogging in your HVAC vents and air filters.
If you notice issues that need prompt attention for your HVAC system to perform efficiently, contact our talented and certified indoor air quality specialists at Air Treatment Inc. We use advanced diagnostic equipment to detect HVAC problems for easy and quick troubleshooting to ensure your system operates efficiently to cool your home during the hot summer weather.
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