With summer here in Chattanooga, Tennessee, you may feel like it takes your air conditioner forever to cool your home. The problem may not be with your AC system but rather with the airflow. A comfortable home relies on good airflow. Let’s look at four ways to improve the comfort of your home by maximizing your AC system’s airflow.
Seal Your Ductwork
One of the biggest causes of poor airflow is leaky ductwork, as your home can’t transport the air to where you need it. This can result in some areas of your home feeling too warm. It can also cause high utility bills because your AC system has to run longer to cool your home.
Turn On Your Fans
An exhaust fan works like a traditional fan in reverse. It draws out moisture and stale air to prevent humidity from taking over your home while also removing contaminants. An exhaust fan is essential in your kitchen and bathroom areas.
Besides exhaust fans, ceiling and window fans will improve your overall airflow by circulating the air. Fans are a good option, especially in the evenings when you close your doors and windows. A ceiling fan will offer a cool breeze. As a result, you can use your AC system less.
Change Your Air Filter
Most air filters require replacing every three months. But depending on how often you run your AC system, you may need to change it more often. It’s a good idea to check it weekly and replace the filter when you see that it’s dirty. As a result, you’ll help maintain good indoor air quality.
Install an Attic Vent
Attic ventilation is critical to keep air from going stale or becoming trapped. Keep your attic well-maintained with a vent and insulation. That way, your home won’t become too warm in the summer and force your AC system to work harder, which will cost your more in energy bills.
Dalton Heating & Air has the expertise to assist you with all your air conditioning problems. Call us at 706-619-2799 for fast and dependable service.
Image provided by Shutterstock