Maintaining good airflow in your Hilton Head, SC, home is crucial to helping your AC unit run as efficiently as possible and keeping your home cool and comfortable. Luckily, improving airflow in your home is easy with a few simple tips. If you notice your system is experiencing weaker airflow or running less efficiently, try the following tips.
Give Your Vents Some Space
To create the best airflow possible for your space, you need to make sure that none of your vents are blocked or closed. Make sure that furniture and decor are away from vents so airflow is not inhibited. Also, never close off vents in a room. You may think this will help save money on your energy bills, but it can actually cause problems with the airflow through your ducts.
Keep an Eye on Your Filter
A dirty or clogged filter can severely weaken the airflow in your system, which will likely result in damage to your system if left unchanged for too long. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for changing or cleaning your filter, and always be sure to check it more often if you have family members with allergies or asthma or if your home has a significant amount of dust or pet hair and dander.
Improving Airflow with Regular Maintainance
The better maintained your HVAC system is, the better it will run. Dirty components and debris caught in the outdoor unit can cause airflow problems throughout the system. This will cause your system to have to work harder than it normally would, leading to higher than normal energy bills and more wear and tear on your system. After making sure that your system is clean and functioning properly, your technician will check airflow to ensure there are no concerns.
Want to improve the airflow with your air conditioner? Contact us at 877-692-9402 today. One of our McDevitt Air specialists will schedule your maintenance appointment and get your system running as efficiently as possible.
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