Have you ever walked through your home in Kyle, Texas, and felt like you’d just experienced a change in seasons? If so, your HVAC unit might need air balancing. This is a good regular practice to keep your household comfortable, maintain your system and save money on your energy bills. Here’s what you need to know about air balancing:
What is Air Balancing?
Air balancing is a process that optimizes your HVAC system to create sufficient airflow throughout the home. It resolves inconsistencies and distributes temperatures evenly from one room to another. When your system is at its best, every room of the house should maintain the temperature you’ve programmed on your thermostat.
Why is it Important for a Home?
While some people adapt to wearing an extra sweater in the living room and going to sleep with the fan on, you can take the uncertainty out of your home comfort by having a professional check your HVAC system. Damaged air ducts, blockages, loose duct joints, and worn or broken belts could all cause rooms to be too warm or too cold. Maintaining air balance can:
- Help reduce wear on your unit’s components.
- Improve your comfort levels.
- Increase your HVAC system’s efficiency.
How to Balance the Air in Your Home
You should have a service professional perform maintenance on your system if you suspect the air isn’t balancing properly. Steps you can take yourself if you feel like your home isn’t regulating well include opening and closing the registers. Open the vents in warm weather, and close them in cool weather. The added access will adjust airflow as needed.
Also try adjusting the temperature on the thermostat. Set upstairs temps to be slightly cooler, as higher stories tend to hold heat longer. Clean or replace filters every one to three months to improve airflow, air quality and system efficiency.
Do you want to schedule an air balancing appointment today? Call Cool Cat AC & Heating at 512-273-7933.
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