Air balancing refers to making changes with your existing HVAC system to ensure equal air distribution throughout your home. It will improve air circulation, boost energy efficiency, and maximize the performance of your HVAC system.
An HVAC replacement expert shares tips on balancing indoor temperatures.
Try a Two-Degree Offset
If you live in a two-story house with two thermostats, try to set the temperatures to have a two-degree offset. For instance, the upper floor could be set at 74 degrees and the ground floor at 72. Doing this could help with uneven indoor temperatures.
Replace or Clean Filters
Changing or getting rid of debris on your filter will improve airflow and make your furnace more efficient. Limited airflow through your HVAC system can cause the heat exchanger to overheat and shut off quickly. By regularly changing your filter, you can save up to 15 percent on your energy costs.
Address Duct Work Issues
Ductwork problems can cause even air distribution in your home. You’ll notice that some rooms may be warmer or colder than others if the duct flow system is out of balance. For issues like this, it’s best to contact a residential HVAC repair expert.
Don’t Restrict Airflow
Covering registers with furniture, curtains, and other items will restrict airflow. Your system needs to work harder when a piece of furniture blocks a vent.
Keep the Thermostat Fan On
Systems usually have two fan settings, which are on and auto. By keeping your fan on, it will continuously blow, filtering and replacing your indoor air. Your indoor air quality can suffer if your fan is set to auto because it will only move air during the heating cycle.
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