HVAC System Efficiency
HVAC System Efficiency: Avoiding Cold and Hot Spots in Your Home
Properly balanced air is a sign of HVAC system efficiency. Air balance means that when you are heating or cooling your home, you do not have areas that are warmer or cooler than others.
An example would be a bedroom that causes restless sleep because it is too warm connected to a bathroom that is frigid when stepping out of the shower.
We can help you regain air balance and proper HVAC system efficiency with some tips to reduce hot and cold spots in your home.
Air Balancing Defined
If you think about balancing the air in your home the same way you balance the tires on your car, it will be easier to understand. You balance the air in your tires to make sure that the vehicle’s weight is evenly distributed.
Having tires that the tire pressure is out of balance causes excessive wear and tear on vehicle parts and decreases gas mileage.
The same is true for your HVAC system. Your heating or cooling system will be forced to work harder to keep rooms at a consistent temperature.
Ensuring even distribution of the air is critical to keeping your home comfortable and your HVAC System Efficiency at its best.
How to Improve HVAC System Efficiency
Replace Your Filter: A clean HVAC filter is the first step. Keeping your filter clean of dust and debris buildup will improve the air quality and increase HVAC System Efficiency.
Replacing your filter regularly based on the manufacturer’s guidelines will go a long way in reducing cold and hot spots.
Advantages of Window Treatments: Your window treatments (curtains, blinds, and shades) should be used to your advantage when trying to maintain HVAC System Efficiency.
These home décor items can block out the heat of the sun during the summer and, block drafts around windows during the winter. This is an existing tool that you can use to improve your HVAC System Efficiency.
Never Block or Close Registers: Blocking vents and registers with furniture or rugs will restrict airflow. The restricted airflow will prohibit your HVAC system from doing its job to its highest potential.
Have Your Ductwork Inspected: Improper ductwork design and installation can result in poor airflow and cause your HVAC system to work unnecessarily harder than needed.
Inadequate vents and registers based on the room size can also lead to hot or cold spots.
Balance Lower and Upper Floors: If you live in a two-story home, make sure your upper floor temp is set two degrees warmer in the summer and two degrees cooler in the winter.
Heat rises and offsetting the temperature between the two floors will keep the temperature consistent.
Are you experiencing issues with HVAC System Efficiency?
Doctor Cool and Professor Heat are independent American Standard dealers with over four decades of HVAC System Efficiency and HVAC maintenance and furnace repair installation and repair experience.