Good airflow is an essential component of every HVAC unit. After all, your system can only heat or cool air that flows freely into it. Luckily, you can improve central air volume in your Peachtree City home by performing simple maintenance tasks, removing obstructions and making small modifications to your system.
Troubleshoot Airflow Inside Your House
Ideally, there should be a vent in every room of your home. In addition, your home probably has at least one air return that’s usually, but not always, located inside. You should check all of these areas for dust and debris, vacuuming over and around vents and changing any dirty filters. Make sure no vents are blocked by furniture, especially the main air return. Change your furnace filter to further improve central air volume.
Closets that house a furnace or air conditioner should clean and clear of debris. Therefore, you should clear out any stored items to ensure that air can move freely. Next, add airflow vents to this closet or to any room in your house without any vents.
Adding a vent is a relatively easy DIY project if you know where the wall studs and electrical wires are in your home. However, you may want to have a professional do the job to avoid paying for a wall fix if it’s done wrong.
Ensure Outdoor Elements are Clean and Clear
Check all outdoor air supply vents for obstructions. If you have an outdoor condenser unit, go through this basic checklist at least twice a year:
- Shut the thermostat off, so the unit won’t turn on
- Clear away all debris located within 2 feet around the condenser
- Remove the protective screen around the condenser and vacuum the dust and dirt with a wet/dry canister vacuum
- Clean the fins with a spray cleaner specifically intended for HVAC cleaning
- Rinse the fins with a garden hose
- Finally, replace the screen and turn the thermostat back on
For more information about how to improve central air volume in your home, contact Powers Heating & Air. We offer comprehensive HVAC services to Peachtree City and the surrounding area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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