Ensuring that your home’s air is properly balanced has many benefits. It improves air circulation, increasing energy efficiency, and enhances the overall performance of your cooling and heating systems.
For an HVAC professional, air balancing involves testing and adjusting your system to ensure proper intake and output of air, but for the average homeowner, air balancing is simply getting your house to be at a consistent temperature throughout your home rather than stepping through hot and cool spots. Here are some simple ways that homeowners can improve the air balance in their homes:
Try a 2-Degree Offset
Keeping the different storeys of your home at different temperatures, separated by a mere 2 degrees often helps evening out the temperature of your home. For example, if your upstairs temperature is set at 26 degrees, set your downstairs temperature for 24 degrees. This will only be possible if your system is equipped to do so.
Install Window Coverings
Your windows allows for plenty of hot and cool temperatures to either enter or escape your home. To prevent heat from penetrating into your home, install window coverings such as curtains, drapes, or blinds to block out the sun. This will prevent hot spots around windows.
Check For Drafts
Checking for drafts is as simple as ensuring that all of your windows and doors are closed. Open windows and doors makes running you’re heating or cooling system very inefficient as it has to continuously correct the temperature.
Remove Airflow Restrictions
Registers and vents around the home are placed there so that they can supply air to spaces throughout the home. By covering them, they cannot properly do their job, your heating and cooling system works harder to achieve air balance, and you have inevitable hot/cold spots throughout your home. Be sure not to cover these spots with furniture or other household items.
If you follow these tips but still find that your home’s air temperature is unbalanced, there may be something wrong with your HVAC system. Taunton Trades, HVAC specialists in the Durham/ Whitby area, can help you improve the air quality and air balance in your home. Call us today at 905-493-4227 or email us at email@example.com an appointment.