Summer in Lehigh Acres, FL means heat and humidity are taking over the outdoors. Creating adequate airflow for your home’s HVAC system can help prevent them from taking over your indoors too. This is important because the way the air in your home moves can affect the efficiency of your air conditioner and your overall indoor air quality. Follow these four tips to improve airflow at home.
Turn On Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are a great way to increase airflow inside your home. During the summer, make sure your fans are rotating counterclockwise. This will generate a wind-chill effect by causing cool air to blow straight down. The breeze will get air moving and help you feel cooler without the need of having your air conditioner in full blast.
Don’t Close or Block Vents in Unusued Rooms
At first instance, homeowners might feel that closing vents in unused rooms will help lower energy waste when, in reality, it will cause the opposite effect. Closing vents prevents adequate airflow from circulating through your HVAC system. As a result, your air conditioner will have to work harder to move conditioned air through your home.
Check Your Air Filters
Clogged air filters can also affect airflow in your home. We recommend cleaning or changing your system’s filter every 90 to 60 days, or every 60 to 30 days if you have pets at home. A clean air filter will guarantee your HVAC system can circulate air and cool your home efficiently throughout the summer.
Schedule Professional HVAC Services
Professional services like HVAC maintenance are vital to ensure maximum indoor comfort, especially during harsh Florida summer day. During an annual tune-up, a technician will inspect, clean, and adjust every component of your HVAC system. This will help clean out any debris, dirt or dust that might have been gathering within your unit, limiting airflow during peak use.
At D & D Air Conditioning and Heating, we care about your indoor comfort. Contact us today to learn more about our professional HVAC services.