Balancing the airflow in your Mt. Pleasant home will maximize your indoor comfort and minimize your energy consumption. You can easily identify some problems that affect airflow and even fix them. Other, problems will be more easily identified and resolved with the help of your HVAC technician.
Identifying Airflow Problems
Take a walk through the rooms in your home as it is being heated or cooled. Note rooms that are cooler or warmer than you would like. Often this is the result of the location of the rooms. For example, rooms on upper floors are likely to be warmer. Or rooms with windows that receive direct sunlight will be noticeably warmer as well. You can adjust the vents in rooms to help redirect airflow. However, it’s not recommended that you shut vents completely, as that can have a negative effect on the system.
Your HVAC technician will also ensure that there are no other problems such as air leaks or duct layout problems that are contributing to the temperature variations in your home. Barring, such factors, uneven temperatures throughout the home can be more effectively diagnosed through professional testing. Your HVAC technician will thoroughly assess the system to determine the load needed and measure speed at which air flows to the return and supply registers via the duct system.
Balancing the Airflow
Depending on the results of the tests, the HVAC expert might, for example, have the ducts sealed, clean parts of the system, or adjust the refrigerant charge. After making adjustments to the system based on what might be affecting the airflow, your technician will then test the system again to ensure the problem has been resolved. Depending on the extent of the problem, the ductwork or parts of it might need to be replaced.
Benefits of Air Balancing
Balancing the airflow will help your HVAC system to perform more efficiently. Air will be distributed more evenly throughout the home as well so that overall comfort is improved.
Air balancing is generally thought of in relation to commercial spaces, but many homes need this service to improve energy efficiency. If you are having problems with uneven temperatures throughout your home, contact Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing, Inc. for a proper analysis. Call us today at 903-285-6550 to see the difference our solutions can make for your home or business.
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