Every heating system depends on its ability to circulate air around your home. Without knowing it, many homes have problems that inhibit proper airflow, reducing heating effectiveness and efficiency. Try these five simple ways to improve your home’s airflow and comfort this winter in Beeville, TX:
Open and Clear Supply Vents
Start by making sure that air can flow from your heating system effectively by opening all the supply vents. Next, make sure that each vent has sufficient clearance to allow air to flow out. It’s recommended to allow at least 6 inches above and around the vent for proper circulation.
Change the Filters Regularly
Next, make sure that you’re staying on top of changing your heating system’s air filters. Clogged filters restrict airflow into the system, which increases operational strain and reduces heating efficiency. Check your filter monthly, expecting to change it every 30 to 90 days.
Improve Whole-Home Ventilation
It’s important to keep exchanging stale indoor air for fresh outdoor air. Make sure to use ventilation fans around your home, including in your bathrooms and kitchen. Talk with a professional about whether your home would benefit from a dedicated attic fan.
Have Your Ducts Cleaned
When dust, dirt and other contaminants clog your ducts, the air can’t flow through them properly. This is why you need professional duct cleaning with the proper tools to scrub everything out. Under normal conditions, you should have your ducts cleaned every three to five years.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
HVAC maintenance is an important part of keeping your heating system running efficiently for as long as possible. However, it’s also very important for improving your home’s airflow and comfort.
During maintenance, a service technician will deep-clean the inside of your heating system. They’ll also check to ensure the fan is spinning at the proper speed for the amount of air it needs to move.
These are some simple ways you can improve your home’s airflow and reduce your heating expenses. Call to schedule heating maintenance with one of our award-winning service technicians at Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning Co.
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