Before winter weather conditions hit Kildeer, IL, brace yourself for uncomfortable outdoor temperatures. Whether it’s hot or cold season, good airflow can help alleviate your discomfort. Here are four ways to boost your home comfort and HVAC efficiency by making modifications to your airflow.
Use Your Exhaust Fans
Placed at the right spots, usually in bathrooms and kitchens, exhaust fans can reduce moisture and suck out stale air. This makes them much better at addressing airflow issues than a regular ceiling fan. If your home doesn’t have any exhaust fans, consult an HVAC professional for other ideas on how to improve your indoor air quality.
Change Your Air Filter
As a general rule of thumb, you should change your air filter every three months, more frequently, if needed. The fall season in Kildeer, IL, can bring in more fine particulate matter, such as dirt and pollen, which can block conditioned air passing through your HVAC system. If you find your filter covered in dirt and debris, it’s best to replace it.
Get a Ventilator
An ERV, or energy recovery ventilator, can be an invaluable addition to your HVAC system. The appliance works similarly to an exhaust fan in that it draws out stale air and sucks in fresh air from the outside. It works by pulling in air from the exhaust and using it to produce energy for home ventilation while at the same time trapping air particles, including pollen and allergen.
Check Your Vents and Heat Registers
Make sure furniture and appliances are not impeding the flow of air coming out of vents and heat registers. If you are using an HVAC system with an outdoor condenser unit, check to make sure it isn’t blocked by any yard debris.
Would you like to know more about how you can improve your home’s airflow? Contact Martin Enterprises today to get more information about our residential and commercial HVAC services.
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