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5 Tips for Improving Your Home’s Airflow and Comfort

Maximizing Home Comfort

An Edgewater, MD, home with poor airflow and stale air can have negative impacts on your overall well-being. At first, airflow issues may be hard to spot, as they’re subtle. But they can compound over time, lowering the comfort level of your home. Here are five tips you can use to improve your home’s airflow issues and overall comfort:

Clear Vents and Registers

Check to make sure your vents and registers are open and not clogged. It’s easy for a vent to accidentally close without you knowing it. Also, keep your vents free of any obstructions such as furniture that may prevent air from flowing freely through the room.

Use Ceiling Fans

Using ceiling fans is a terrific way to promote airflow through your house. In the winter, set the fan to run clockwise so it circulates heated air properly to make your rooms feel warmer. Use the counterclockwise setting in the summer to circulate the cool air to create a wind-chill effect.

Seal Any Leaks

Leaky ducts are a common reason a house suffers from poor airflow. A leak can occur anywhere in the HVAC system, giving this issue plenty of areas to appear.

Consider Zoned Heating and Cooling

Some homeowners encounter uneven heating issues that make their houses less comfortable, as some rooms are cold when they should be warm and vice versa. With a zoned heating and cooling system, you can maximize your comfort by setting a different temperature for each room. Doing this can keep your daytime living areas warmer while your bedroom can remain cooler to promote better sleep.

Regularly Replace Air Filters

Your HVAC system uses a large filter to capture dust, particles and allergens from the air before recycling it through your house. Regularly inspect your air filter to see if it needs replacement to rid your home of allergens that cause health issues and discomfort.

Your home’s airflow has a significant impact on your overall comfort. To improve your airflow and HVAC efficiency even more, contact Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc. today. We’ll do everything we can to maximize your home comfort for less.

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