The process of testing and adjusting your cooling and heating system to ensure that there are no hot and cold spots in your home by an experienced HVAC technician is called air balancing. In your efforts to maximize the performance of your heating or cooling system, air balancing plays a truly significant role. It is by far one of the most important components for maximizing the overall performance of your system while enhancing its efficiency and the level of comfort it provides your home and family.
If you have noticed pockets of cold or heat in your home, then don’t delay in reaching out to the professionals here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling. Our technicians are on hand to help improve the flow of either cold air or hot air in your living space and enhance both the performance and functionality of your HVAC system. With that said, here are 4 top ways of balancing the temperatures in your home and providing a higher comfort level for all.
Air Balancing Tips
First Air Balancing Tip – Keep your air filters clean at all times. Be sure to routinely check the air filter on your heating and cooling system to ensure that they are clean and in good health. A clean air filter improves the overall air quality in your home while increasing your system’s energy efficiency. In addition, a clean filter will help to reduce utility bills all the while extending the lifespan of your HVAC system.
Second Air Balancing Tip – Adjust all the registers in your home. This simple but effective process can make a significant difference in the comfort levels of your living space. Be sure, however, that you do not close vents altogether because that can actually generate other air flow issues. During the warm weather months, partially close the registers located on the lower floor of your home and keep the registers on upper levels fully open. In the cold weather, simply reverse this process to provide more comfortable levels for your family in the colder seasons.
Third Air Balancing Tip – Install and Use Window Treatments – the window treatments in your home not only add to the aesthetic appeal of your home and its décor but they also help to keep the temperatures in your home comfortable in both warm and cold weather. Use your window coverings, whether blinds, drapes, shutters or curtains to your home’s advantage by keeping them closed to maintain heat in your living space during the cold weather months and block out the powerful rays of the sun in the summer months. By properly using your window treatments you can increase the overall efficiency of both your cooling and heating systems.
Fourth Air Balancing Tip – Don’t Restrict of Block Airflow – Be sure to keep the area around all your vents free of blockage or clutter. The primary function of your home’s air vents is to allow free flowing air throughout your living space. When the vents are blocked or the airflow restricted, your HVAC system has to work a whole lot longer and harder to keep the temperatures in your home at comfortable levels. Whether furniture, storage boxes or even drapes and curtains, be sure to keep at minimum 18 inches around the vents free and clear.
If you find you are experiencing hot or cold pockets of air in your living space, then your heating and cooling system are not working efficiently or effectively. The dedicated team of HVAC professionals here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling stand ready to serve you. Simply give a shout out to our team and schedule your free consultation. We will come out to your home and perform a quick inspection to determine if your HVAC system is in need of air balancing. Our technicians have all the skill, experience and knowledge needed to service your HVAC system to allow for proper air balancing and optimum performance. Whatever your HVAC needs, we are the team for you!