The dog days of summer in Morrisville, NC can be humid and scorching. However, you can have a much easier time cooling your home if you take a few simple steps to improve your indoor airflow. Follow these four tips to keep your home from getting uncomfortably stuffy this year.
1. Use Your Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are there to help circulate the air coming from your vents, but many people don’t take the simple step of turning them on. Before you ever think about buying extra plug-in fans, make sure you’re using the fans you already have. If your home is still too hot with all your ceiling fans running at full speed, then you might want to look at some other cooling options.
2. Make Sure Your Home’s Ducts Are Clean
Have you had a technician out to check your ducts for leaks or blockages recently? If there’s dirt trapped inside of your ducts, then the air that your HVAC system is trying to pump out won’t circulate very well. Fortunately, it’s not expensive to have your ducts cleaned by a professional.
3. See If Your Vents Are Open
Go around your home and find all your vents. Put your hand by each one to see if you can feel air coming through. Often, opening up all your vents is enough to fix your home’s airflow problems.
4. Have an HVAC Professional Perform Maintenance Work
When was the last time you had an HVAC technician out for some preventive maintenance? We recommend getting your AC system tuned up at least once a year. As part of your maintenance service, your technician should check all your system’s filters to make sure that there are no clogs.
North Carolina homeowners trust Lee Air Conditioning to help with airflow issues and other HVAC emergencies. To book an HVAC maintenance service appointment, contact Lee Air Conditioning today.
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