Air balancing is quite self-explanatory. It means ensuring that air is adequately distributed over the interior. Improper air balance in the HVAC system leads to hot and cold spots, which reduces energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Learn how to balance the air for maximum air efficiency during the peak of summer.
Adjust the Register
During summertime, completely open the duct register on the upper floors and semi-close the ones on the first floor. Do this even if there isn’t anyone present on the higher floors. When autumn comes and the weather gets cooler, reverse the process.
Put Up Window Drapes
Every window should have curtains or shutters. The absence of coverings enables sunlight to penetrate inside the home. This causes the HVAC to work harder to cool the warmer interior. About 76% of sun rays that enter via windows are converted to heat.
Be Mindful of Appliance Location
All appliances generate heat during operation. Don’t keep appliances in close proximity to the HVAC’s thermostat. The thermostat will sense the appliance’s heat and interpret that as the actual temperature. It will then raise air conditioning output or keep it running for a longer period, leading to unnecessary energy usage.
Clear the Vents
Never directly place furniture over the vents. Vents need a minimum of 18-inches of free space around them. Relocate furniture so they don’t get in the vents’ way. If this isn’t doable, then invest in a magnetic air deflector. This is an easy-to-install device that blows air to the sides and not directly in front.
We Ensure Air Balancing of Your HVAC in Pierce County
Air balancing is pivotal irrespective of whether you own a conventional HVAC system or ductless cooling system. Contact WestCoast Heating & Air if you believe your unit is operating less than optimal. We can perform tune-ups to ensure the system is working at its peak.
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