Poor airflow can lead to a number of problems in your home. When air isn’t circulating properly, it can result in excess humidity or a buildup of dust and allergens that can cause health problems. Improving the ventilation in your Boiling Springs, South Carolina home is the best way to prevent these problems. Here are three easy ways to ensure air flows freely throughout your home.
Circulate Air With Ceiling Fans
Ceiling and portable fans do a fantastic job of circulating air. When air is circulating better, it eases the load on your air conditioner because the system doesn’t have to run as long to cool a room. Bear in mind that your ceiling fan isn’t only designed for summer use. Most modern ceiling fans have a “reverse” switch. Reversing the direction of the fans in winter helps push the warmer air that accumulates near the ceiling downwards, helping to warm the entire room.
Use Exhaust Fans
Exhaust fans draw air from inside and expel it outside. Turn them on in the bathroom when taking a shower and in the kitchen when cooking. Steam from showers and cooking increases moisture in the air. An exhaust fan is designed to extract excess moisture and will help keep humidity levels under control. It will also help remove bad odors as well as smoke from cooking and cigarettes. If your home doesn’t have any exhaust fans, it is advisable to have them installed.
Maintain Your HVAC System
Your home’s HVAC system plays a vital role in keeping the air you breath clean and healthy. Clogged air filters, dusty air vents, and dirt buildup in the ductwork all contribute to reduced airflow throughout the system. Regular HVAC maintenance keeps the system clean, thereby improving airflow and the overall efficiency of the unit.
Your HVAC system directly impacts the quality of air circulating in your home. To schedule HVAC system maintenance or discuss additional ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality, contact George M. Hill & Sons, Inc. at 864-991-3167.
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