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When It’s Hot and Cold: Balancing Airflow at Home

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.

 

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