Are you experiencing hot spots in your home? If so, you may be scratching your head to figure out how to fix it. This is where proper air balancing can be beneficial!
Air balancing helps improve the air circulation in your home and allows your HVAC system to run more efficiently. While there are some DIY methods to adjust the airflow in each room, if you find that the right solution is a bit of a guessing game, call in Super Heat & Air for repair or adjustments.
Keep reading to learn our top tips to properly balance the airflow in your home to get rid of pesky hot spots in your home this summer!
What is Air Balancing?
Air balancing is a method that HVAC technicians use to test your HVAC to spot any problems that are causing uneven airflow or negative air pressure in your home. Once balanced, every room in your home will be as comfortable as possible rather than having hot or cold spots.
Proper air balancing also helps your HVAC minimize energy consumption and evens the temperatures in each room.
Tips for Proper Air Balancing
Follow these easy DIY tips to balance the airflow in your home. If these don’t work, don’t hesitate to call our team at Super Heat & Air!
#1. Clear and Adjust Register Vents
Locate your register vents and make sure that they aren’t dirty or blocked by furniture or other items. Keeping air vents clear is one of the best ways to keep your home cooler in the summer months.
Sometimes the solution to hot spots in your home is as simple as adjusting the airflow to a particular room at the air register.
Be aware, closing vents in rooms that you aren’t using doesn’t help you save on energy bills. Rather, it puts undue strain on your HVAC system and can cause hot spots and leaks in your ductwork due to uneven pressure.
#2. Check the Air Filters
Regularly checking and replacing your air filters improves the air quality in your home, but it also helps your HVAC run more efficiently. This means that you might be able to reduce or eliminate uneven heating and cooling problems just by changing your air filter every 30-60 days.
Need another reason to replace dirty air filters? Reduced airflow can cause your system to work harder and can lead to unexpected breakdowns, especially in the summer months when your system is already working hard to keep your house cool.
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#3. Install Window Coverings
Keeping your windows covered during the hottest part of the day can impact the comfort level in each room in a BIG way. Windows without curtains, blinds, or shades can heat up a room faster than your HVAC can cool it off.
Bonus: Window coverings can also help improve energy efficiency in your home.
#4. Adjust Ceiling Fans
Changing the direction that your fan is spinning can have a large impact on air circulation. Ceiling fans should go counterclockwise during the warmer months to create a cool downward airflow.
Make Your Home Comfortable Again
Hopefully, these quick DIY air balancing tips will help you get rid of hot spots in your home. But if these don’t help. Call on our team at Super Heat & Air. We can test your HVAC system to ensure that it is running efficiently and can properly balance the airflow in your home so you can stay cool and comfortable this summer!
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