Dec 29 2020
Air Balancing: Keeping All Areas of Your Home Comfortable
Air balancing may sound like a term that refers to a fancy circus trick, but it’s actually something that every home and business owner should be thinking about. If you’re scratching your head in confusion, don’t worry – our team at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning can help! Here’s what you should know about air balancing and ways to improve the balance of air within your home.
Air Balancing: What’s That?
Have you ever noticed that there are areas of your home (or business) that are especially hot during the summertime, even when you have the A/C on, and especially cool during the wintertime, even when you’re cranking the heat? This is because the air within your home isn’t properly balanced. Air balancing, then, refers to taking specific actions (including modifying your HVAC system in some cases), to make sure that the air is evenly distributed throughout your home.
How Can I Improve the Balance of AIr Within My Home or Business?
Fortunately, balancing the air within your home, which will improve comfort in various zones of the home and could also improve energy efficiency, is easy! Before taking any major actions that involve the help of a professional, our team recommends trying some of the following:
- Closing a vent in a room that is particularly warm or cool, which will help to control the temperature in that room and offset that hot/cooled air to another area of the house;
- Cleaning your air filters on a regular basis;
- Checking for drafts around windows and doors;
- Adjusting your ceiling fans, as they may be dispersing air in a manner that’s not effective;
- Trying a small temperature offset; and
- Turning the fan to the “on” position on your thermostat, which will help to circulate air.
If none of the above fix the problem, it may be time to call a professional. A heating and cooling professional from Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning can help by inspecting your ducts and cleaning them or repairing any damage; checking the blower fan on your system and adjusting its speed if necessary; ensuring that your filters and other parts of your system are clean and debris-free, and performing some basic maintenance on your system to ensure it’s in tip-top shape.
Stay Comfortable, Call Van Drunen Heating & Air
Uneven temperature throughout the home can be a drag, and could be costing you more on your energy bill, too. For help getting consistent temperatures within your home, call our heating and cooling professionals today. We look forward to working with you!