It’s one of the most common problems in HVAC. Parts of your home feel too hot even when the A/C is blasting, while others feel like a freezer. Then in the wintertime, those rooms that were too hot are now too cold, and vice versa for the rest of the house. If you’ve ever noticed that in your home, you have a problem with airflow. In this post, we’ll talk about air balancing, and how it can help you solve your airflow issues and balance temperature throughout your home.
WHAT IT MEANS TO “BALANCE” AIR
Air balancing is simply the process of refining your entire HVAC system to ensure that the temperature is maintained throughout the home. It generally means increasing airflow while also improving overall efficiency.
AIR BALANCING ADVANTAGE
There are many reasons you should want the air in your home to be balanced. For starters, the more you know about how your system works, the better you’ll be able to make small changes to improve the balance throughout your home. If airflow is the primary culprit throwing your temperatures out of balance, it’s likely starting with your air ducts. If left untreated, issues within your duct system can lead to bigger problems down the road.
We already mentioned efficiency – here’s how it works. Say it’s a hot summer day, and you’re having to blast the A/C to keep that one bedroom cool. Meanwhile, other living areas are freezing! A balanced system is more efficient because you won’t need to overwork it just to keep one room cool (or warm)!
Proper air balancing and airflow also mean less dust and other contaminants in the air you breathe! As air runs through the system, there’s a better chance of things like mold, pollen, or other bacteria being caught up in the filter.
There are a handful of simple steps you can make on your own to improve air balance.
- Open all vents and registers: You may think it makes sense to close some of the registers in rooms you don’t use. This is actually a mistake! It causes air to be trapped in your ducts, which can be counterproductive and wear out the system.
- Change your filters: Regular filter changes will ensure that air is moving freely throughout the home.
- Add some shade: Curtains, blinds, or other obstacles that can block the heat of the day (or the bitter cold) from seeping in through your windows will help keep rooms temperate.
THE HIGHER STANDARD
The Darville Company is the higher standard in home comfort. We can help with air balancing by completing some of the tasks that aren’t DIY friendly. This can include a full check of your HVAC system, as well as identifying and fixing problems in your ductwork. If you’re ready to eliminate those hot or cool spots in your home, make an appointment online, or call us today at (432) 580-9675.