No one likes a stagnant environment, especially during the warmer months. Without much airflow, even relatively cool climates can feel stifling. If you’re feeling a distinct lack of shifting air in your home, there could be a few reasons why: here’s how to remedy the matter and increase airflow in your home.
Turn on the Fans
One of the easiest ways to increase airflow in your home is to keep those ceiling fans running. Standing and portable fans are useful as well. If some rooms in the far reaches of your house are still receiving little to no cool air, consider investing in smaller A/C units to improve conditions in those areas. We can help you find the best option for your budget and household situation.
Keep Your Vents and Registers Open
Despite common beliefs, closing vents and registers in unused rooms to conserve energy is not a good idea when it comes to cooling your home. Doing so blocks proper airflow throughout the building and simply forces your HVAC system to work harder than necessary, sometimes resulting in overwear. While you’re checking your vents, it’s also a good plan to ensure the registers are clear of dust and debris that could be getting in the way of circulation.
Have Your Ducts Cleaned
We like to say that your ducts function as the respiratory system of your home. When they grow contaminated and congested, it’s time for a professional cleaning so they can “breathe” normally and efficiently again. This is especially important after a long winter and the following spring allergy season, when pollen, dust, dirt, animal dander, and other airborne particles are likely to be circulating. This improves the air quality in your home, helps cut down on allergy symptoms, and improves airflow in the process. Your HVAC unit won’t need to work so hard to force cool air past clogged ducts.
Schedule Preventative HVAC Maintenance
Just like any machine, your HVAC system will eventually need a tune-up. It’s a good idea to schedule these on a regular basis to get ahead of any problems. This way, you’re not caught in the middle of the hottest day of the year without a functioning A/C unit. Proper airflow in your home won’t mean much if your A/C system isn’t able to muster up enough efficiency to get cool air pumping!
If you’re ready to schedule a check-up, we’re your go-to HVAC contractor and service team in Sykesville, Maryland. Whether your ducts need cleaning, you’re looking to update your air conditioning unit, or you just want to make sure your system is functioning the way it should, we’ve got you covered. Request an estimate by filling out our quick online form here or give us a call at 410-549-9300. We can’t wait to work with you!