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3 Easy Air Balancing Tips for the Home


You might feel that the rooms in your Sachse, Texas, home aren’t getting evenly cooled or heated even though you swear your thermostat is at the right setting. If this is happening to you, you might have some air-balancing issues in your house. With the help of an HVAC professional you can make sure that your vents, filters, and ducts are properly maintained and keeping your home’s air balanced.

Don’t Block Vents

Closing off vents to rooms that get too hot or too cold might seem like a wise idea, but you shouldn’t interrupt your HVAC system’s airflow like that. Your system is calibrated to push and pull air throughout the entire home, so closing off a vent means you’re putting extra strain on your HVAC. Also, closing your vents can obstruct airflow in general and can even lead to ice buildup on your system in the most extreme cases.

Replace Air Filters

Your system’s filter cleans your air before circulating it around your home. This means that it collects a lot of pet hair, dust, and general dander. If you don’t replace your filter every one to three months, you run the risk of not only having dirty air recirculating around your home, but you also are putting more wear and tear on your system. Your system can’t properly pull air through a dirty filter, so it has to work harder to compensate and might create air-balance issues.

Get Your Ducts Fixed

This means calling a professional, but fixing ductwork can save you thousands in the long run. First, test the temperature in various rooms, taking note of which rooms are too cool or too warm. This can help you inform your HVAC technician of where the problems are.

Then, the technician can examine your ducts for defects or damage, as duct problems can result in uneven distribution of air. Your technician might recommend sealing your ducts, which will keep your system more efficient and not blow air into the areas where you don’t want it.

Air balancing ensures that an even and equal amount of air is moving continuously throughout your entire home. When it’s time to balance your home’s airflow, call the professionals at Willard Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. Call us at 972-564-9785.

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