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Do you ever find yourself in a room and it’s just perfect. It’s not too cold or too hot - it’s the way you like it. Yet, as soon as you walk into the kitchen, it’s freezing cold, so you go to your bedroom to grab a blanket, but somehow it feels as if you’ve entered a scorching hot desert. What’s happening? It may mean that  you need to balance your air conditioning. Balancing an air conditioning system might seem like a daunting task, but don’t worry - the HVAC contractors at Lee’s TemperaturePro have you covered. We make balancing airflow in houses simple with 6 easy steps.

6 Steps to Balancing Airflow in the House

  1. Draw a map of your house. Draw a map of your house so you can take notes on how the temperature and pressure feels for each room. Note changes in temperature and in pressure.
  1. Head to your HVAC unit. Head to your HVAC unit and follow all the air vents to their perspective rooms.
  1. Place thermometers in each room. After you have drawn a map, go ahead and place a thermometer in each room so that you can physically measure the output of each air vent.
  1. Find the Dampers in each vent. Dampers are what control the airflow of the HVAC unit. In order to reach them, you will have to unscrew some vents. Once you do, you can adjust them to where air is flowing the way you want it.
  1. Adjust each vent. Once you have adjusted each damper follow each vent and check for imbalances one more time. Check to see if there is any debris (dust, mold, furniture, toys, etc.) covering the vents.
  1. Enjoy your hard work. Sit back and enjoy a comfortable house without the worry of cold spots or pressure imbalances.


Why Is Balancing Airflow Important?

  1. It’s Important For Your Health. When we breathe, we all want to breathe in clean and fresh air. Air that sharpens our minds and boosts our mood.  Research has shown that the better air quality we breathe in, the better our overall health. Good air quality has shown to improve heart and blood pressure, since the air we breathe affects the cardiovascular system.
  2. It Can Help You Save Money. Having an unbalanced heating and cooling unit will cause it to work twice as hard. Over time, your HVAC unit loses its efficiency through clogged airways and wear and tear.  By balancing airflow in your home, you can improve the efficiency of your HVAC unit and, in effect, decrease your electric bill.

Lee’s TemperaturePro Can Help

Do you need help balancing airflow in your home? Maybe you need an HVAC installation or preventative maintenance. Whatever your HVAC need, the HVAC contractors at Lee’s TemperaturePro can help! Call 337-232-5337 today or request an appointment online.

You keep getting phone calls from every heating and cooling company in the game, and you’re feeling overwhelmed. One has cheap prices, but you've heard their quality isn’t that good. The others are really great quality, but their prices just don’t fit your budget. If you hire a national brand, you’ll have to call their busy hotline and wait for someone to help you - only to be scheduled 3 months from now.You don’t really need that kind of added stress, do you? Especially when all you were trying to do was have balanced airflow in the house.

Having an unbalanced HVAC unit can be frustrating. Just check out these 5 woes of having an unbalanced HVAC system inside your home and how to avoid them.

1) Energy Waste

If you have an unbalanced airflow, your HVAC system is working twice - if not five times - harder than it should be just to keep the room temperature the way you like it. So much energy is being wasted. The electricity bill is skyrocketing, which could easily be avoided. It’s not your fault though, so don’t feel guilty. Over time air conditioning units lose their efficiency, so it is crucial that you keep up to date with maintenance.


2) Temperature Imbalance

Having an unbalanced HVAC system can lead to having hot and cold spots throughout your house. This means that heating and cooling temperatures can be drastically different from room to room. It could get scorching hot with degrees reaching up to 80 and above, yet the room next door is freezing cold. That, my friend, is why you need to balance airflow throughout your home.


3) Debris & Contaminants

Debris in your HVAC system is collected throughout your home, and eventually, it builds up to the point to where it blocks whole airway passages. Having your air conditioning system covered with debris and contaminants is extremely unhealthy. You’re unconsciously breathing in contaminants that can lead to health issues down the road. To avoid this, it’s to clean your unit at least once a month.


4) Unbalanced Air Pressure

Are doors slamming out of nowhere? Maybe you hear strange whistling noises at night. Hold your horses - it might not be the paranormal at work. It could just mean that your HVAC unit has unbalanced air pressure throughout the house. This is why we recommend balancing your air conditioning pressure each month. It will save you from buying a whole new HVAC unit.


5) Fan Issues

It may be time to get a new fan. The fan inside might be getting rusty or even worse - broken. Your fan may also have obstacles stuck inside it, preventing it from reaching its full potential. This may be causing the inconsistent poor airflow throughout the registers.

Choose Lee’s TemperaturePro For Air Balancing

Lee’s TemperaturePro is a reputable company in Lafayette, LA  that has been taking care of people all over Lafayette, Louisiana. Contact our team to keep your HVAC system running at maximum efficiency with air balancing services.

It’s that time of year when you need to make sure the heat in your home is up to par. No one wants to be stuck with a frigid home during the coldest months of the year! If your heater isn’t working properly, then looking into the right heating service and maintenance may be just what you need. Not sure where to start? The trusted hvac contractors at Lee’s TemperaturePro can help with all your heating needs.

Heater Installation

Lee’s has several trusted heated systems to consider - like heat pumps and gas furnaces - that have a long lifespan. However, all good things must come to an end, and once your heat pump is worn, it’s time for a replacement. No one wants to have a heater fail on them halfway through the winter. Lee’s can help install the heater that best fits your home.

Heater repairs

We have a full staff of NATE- certified technicians that are trained to notice any parts of your heater that may be worn out. If an issue occurs, they quickly take action and repair what’s needed to get your heating system back into working order.

Heater Service & Maintenance

It is very important to keep your gas pumps and gas furnaces regularly maintained to ensure long-term reliability. Heating units can be complex, but with regular inspections, we can detect any potential problems.

Contact Us

Is your heater winter-ready? Ask us about our Winter Inspection Special to see if your home is prepared for the cool weather ahead. For heater maintenance, repairs, or installations, call the hvac contractors at Lee’s TemperaturePro! We’ll be happy to help.

As we’re transitioning into fall, it’s important to make sure that your HVAC unit is running efficiently. Temperatures will be dropping soon, and you want your home to be comfortable when the weather gets chilly. But as for now, it’s still pretty warm, and your air conditioning is still necessary. In transitioning to the next season, you may be wondering how to keep your central heat and air unit running smoothly.

Preventative Maintenance

The best way to make sure that your HVAC unit continues to run efficiently is by scheduling preventative maintenance checks. Regular maintenance is important because it gives HVAC contractors the opportunity to detect problems before they start affecting your HVAC system’s performance and, eventually, cause a breakdown. In addition to causing breakdowns, problems with the heating and cooling unit can leave the system running at less-than-maximum efficiency. This means that the system has to use more energy to keep the room at a certain temperature, increasing your electric bill. When HVAC technicians conduct preventative maintenance checks, they are able to ensure that your unit is running at maximum efficiency, which ultimately saves you money.

Our Regular Maintenance Plans

At Lee’s TemperaturePro, we offer Total Comfort Memberships which are preventative maintenance plans that include a variety of inspections, tests, and other important services. With these plans, our technicians come and inspect your heating and cooling systems as well as your ductwork twice per year. Each of these visits includes a 78-point inspection of the HVAC unit so that we can ensure your system is running as it should.

Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance

No one wants their electric bill to be higher than necessary, and no one wants to experience an HVAC system breakdown. Keep your system running efficiently this season with preventative maintenance checks! Call 337-408-1388 today and request an appointment. One of the HVAC contractors at Lee’s TemperaturePro will be happy to assist you in inspecting your HVAC unit.

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