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Increasing the Airflow in Your House

Not much is as unpleasant as a stuffy, hot home, especially in the dead of summer. If you notice that your home is full of dry, musty air and you can’t figure out why, you need to take a closer look into your HVAC system, as this is usually the biggest proponent!

Figuring out issues with your HVAC unit is a great first step in increasing the quality of your home’s airflow. Furthermore, there are many steps you can take in order to expedite the process of achieving the desired airflow. The following are the top ways we recommend to improve your airflow.

Check the Vents and Registers of Your HVAC Unit

A simple place to start is by checking the vents and registers. Ensure they are all open and that none of them are blocked by furniture, appliances, or anything else of the sort. While you may not want every room to receive the same amount of airflow, closing vents can result in your system working overtime and may end up worsening your airflow (this can be offset by talking with a professional about zoning systems that offer increased autonomy!).

Clean Your HVAC Unit’s Filters

Make sure you are regularly checking on the filters inside of your heating or cooling system. As air passes through these filters, they are collecting things such as dust and other particles and will eventually become dirty, hindering the amount of air that can actually be pushed through. By cleaning or replacing dirty, worn-down filters, your system will be better equipped to allow air to flow through as it should.

Utilize Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are an exceptional and effortless way to increase your home’s airflow, but it’s important to know how and when to use them. During the summer, your fans should be rotating counterclockwise so as to circulate cool air around the room.  A fan should also be positioned in the middle of a room so that airflow is increased by an air current. Window fans are also wonderful as they quicken the air that enters from the outside.

Schedule Duct Cleaning

Ductwork is commonly met with leaks and cracks, which can lead to pollutants, such as dust and mold, entering your home and contaminating your air. Eventually, these can build up and interfere with how air flows through your ductwork, so having them cleaned by an expert is a great way to ensure they won’t get clogged.

Implement a Ventilation System

A ventilator is a surefire way to promote clean, refreshing air. Mechanical ventilation from National works hard to send stale air out while bringing fresh air in, all the while removing things like pollutants, odors, and moisture!

Open Doors and Windows

A timeless solution to increasing your home’s airflow is by opening doors and windows, and it’s a pleasant option when the weather’s nice! It is also beneficial as it allows for a new batch of air to enter your home so your HVAC system isn’t left recycling the same air over and over again.

No matter the option(s) you decide to go with, one thing’s for sure: You’re on your way to achieving fresh, clean, circulated air! For more tips and tricks alongside astounding HVAC and indoor air quality services, contact National at (513) 621-4620 or schedule an appointment online.

FAQs

What Temperature Should I Set on My Thermostat?

The ideal temperature to set on your thermostat will vary by season. In the summer, it's recommended that you set your thermostat between 70˚ and 75˚ while you're at home. When you're away from home, setting the thermostat nearer to 80˚ can save energy, which will save you money on…

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What Size HVAC System Do I Need?

The best size for your new HVAC system will depend on a number of factors, like: The size and layout of your home The number of windows and doors your home has The cooling load required to meet your comfort needs The best way to ensure you select a perfectly…

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How Long Does An Air Conditioner Last?

The lifespan of an AC system will depend on various factors, like: The type, brand, and model of the system you have Whether the system was installed properly How frequently it's used How often it receives maintenance service On average, air conditioners can last about 10 to 15 years. The…

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How Often Should I Schedule AC Maintenance?

We recommend air conditioner maintenance service at least twice a year, once before you turn your system on for spring or summer and again before you shut your system down in fall or winter. If anyone in your family has respiratory issues or a compromised immune system, more frequent AC…

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