Air balancing is essential to ensure top performance and efficiency from your home’s cooling system. When the air in the home isn’t properly balanced, the air conditioning system works harder to cool down the hot spots in your home. Additionally, the home is then uncomfortable in certain areas in the home. To help bring balance to the air inside your home, Absolute P&M Services will share more on air balancing and how to balance the air in your home.
Hot & Cold Spots in House
When the home does not have the air balanced there will be areas in the home that are cold in the winter and hot in the summer. The temperature inside your home is not unified which can result in a number of problems and discomforts. When the home’s air isn’t balanced, the thermostat will trigger more cycles, which causes the air conditioner to run more often. The more often the air conditioner runs, the more money it is costing you to cool or heat your home, depending on the season. Each room or area of your home that has a register are called zones. Each zone needs to receive the warm or cool air created by your HVAC system. There are a few reasons why a zone may not be receiving the air.
Open Registers to Balance Air in House
One common reason why a zone is not balanced is because the registers are closed. The registers that can be found on the ceiling, wall, and floors need to be fully open. The registers can be closed accidentally or on purpose. Some people think if they don’t use an area of their home, then why cool or heat the area? However, this causes imbalance and even puts pressure on the air ducts causing a leak. In short, the HVAC system is not designed to have its registers closed and causes more problems. Make sure all of the registers are open. Another similar problem is when the air registers get blocked or obstructed. At times furniture or curtains can block lower wall registers which prevents the air from flowing out properly. To prevent air balancing problems, make sure the registers have plenty of open room to allow the air through.
Change Air Filters & Have Air Ducts Inspected for Leaks
Next you will want to check your home’s air filters. When the air filters are too dirty, the air can’t flow throughout the home properly. The warm air is sucked out of the home and through the air filters. When the air filters are dirty, the warm air during summer isn’t properly removed and causes the imbalance. Make sure to also check you air filters and change them out when needed. However, another culprit to the imbalance is the air ducts. If the air duct has a leak that leads to a single zone, that zone will not receive the air from the HVAC system. As a result, that zone will be warmer in the summer and colder in the winter. If you notice that there is a zone in your home that never has the same temperature as the rest of the home, have the air ducts inspected for leaks.
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Air balancing is where an HVAC technician like Absolute P&M Services tests and adjusts your system using our skill and tools of the trade. We look at your intake and output and adjust accordingly. For quality air conditioner, heating and plumbing services, contact Absolute P&M Services and schedule service today.