Improving the efficiency of your Fort Pierce, Florida, home is crucial to preventing high energy bills. One way to improve your home’s efficiency is by making sure that you have proper airflow. When you have restricted airflow, your air conditioner will work harder to cool your home. The harder your system works, the more energy it’ll use. The good news is that you can improve the airflow in your home with a few simple tips.
Change the AC Filter Regularly
Your air filter works to trap pollutants, dander, dust and allergens. As a result, it prevents them from getting into your AC system and the air supply of your home. Unfortunately, as it traps these particles, it’ll become dirty and clog if you don’t change it. When the filter clogs, the system will have a harder time pushing air through.
Most manufacturers recommend changing the filter every one to three months. But it’s always good practice to keep an eye on it, especially if you run your system often or share your home with pets.
Don’t Close the Supply Vents
You may think that closing the vents in rooms that you seldom use may help improve the efficiency. But this is hardly the case. In fact, closing the vents in your home will use more energy. Your AC system was designed to deliver a set amount of air to accommodate the square footage of your home. This means when you close vents, you’ll simply increase the pressure to the other vents.
By keeping all of your vents open, you’ll improve the airflow and better distribute air throughout your home. As a result, you’ll maintain a comfortable environment throughout your home.
Maintaining good airflow throughout your home is critical to improving efficiency. Follow the tips above and schedule regular HVAC maintenance to improve your home’s airflow. Contact Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, Inc. at 772-905-3358 to schedule your maintenance service today.
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