Improving Ventilation in the Home

September 12 2014
Tagged in Home Air Filters
Written by: Your Filter Connection Properly ventilating your home brings a number of health benefits to you and your family. It can also cut down on your energy bills, if you understand how cross-breezes work. Proper ventilation was basically medieval air conditioning. If you take the right precautions, such as installing replacement furnace filters, you can increase the quality of the air in your home without letting too much of the bad stuff inside. Ventilation System The first step in this process is to check the ventilation system that is connected to your central air conditioning unit. The ducts should be clear of debris, and the vents on the walls should be open to allow air to flow into the rooms. It helps to turn the air conditioner on during this step, so you can feel the direction of the air and its effects on the room. If your room is slow to cool, it could be a sign that your ducts need work from a professional. Furnace and HVAC Inspections Find your air conditioning unit and give it a quick spot inspection to check for dirt on the motor. Also inspect your residential air filter, to see if it is dirty or clogged. Left unchecked, filters can impact the efficiency of your HVAC unit and force it to work harder than it needs to. Final Tips If you have someone in the house with allergies, consider an air conditioner filter that filters out allergens and particulates. Also, with screens, you can create a cross breeze in your room by opening two windows opposite one another. This allows the wind to carry throughout your home, and cools the space. Related Story: Introducing Your Filter Connection’s Newsletter Related Story: Improving Air Quality in Your Home

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