Air balancing refers to making sure there is even airflow throughout your entire home. This helps keep your entire home at a consistent temperature. Here are three tips to help balance airflow in your Staunton, VA home.

1. Keep All Vents Open

It might be tempting to close off air vents in unused rooms. However, this can cause problems for your heating system.

When you installed your system, the technicians would have ensured adequate airflow to all parts of the home. Closing a vent or blocking it with carpet, furniture or another object creates areas with negative air pressure, interfering with the system’s ability to keep your home comfortable.

2. Invest in Regular Maintenance

Part of seasonal maintenance includes ensuring proper airflow. A maintenance appointment can spot and correct minor problems that affect airflow, like dirty blower motors or faulty dampers.

Aside from professional maintenance, you should change your air filter at least every 60 to 90 days. If you have pets, you may want to check the filter every four to six weeks. A clogged air filter restricts airflow and prevents your system from heating all areas of your home.

3. Fix Leaky Air Ducts

Air ducts are responsible for delivering conditioned air to the various parts of your home. As the ducts age, the joints can loosen, or the ductwork can develop cracks and holes. These problems can signicantly lower the air pressure in the vents and can prevent the cool air or heat from reaching some areas of your home.

At Valley Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we proudly support our community through its sports teams and humanitarian organizations. If you need HVAC services or repairs to improve your home’s air balancing, call our helpful experts today!

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