As the seasons change, it may seem natural to simply walk over to your thermostat, set it to heat or cool, and walk away. While this may keep your house at the perfect temperature, it is important to consider that the heating and cooling of your home in this manner can lead to high energy costs and unwanted stress on your HVAC system. By learning and utilizing the known properties of airflow, you can keep your house comfortable in a way that doesn’t overwork your HVAC system or put an extra strain on your wallet.
Return registers have the appearance of your standard AC vent, except they are usually much larger. In modern systems, there should be return registers near the ceiling and the floor in certain rooms of the house. After locating your registers, it’s important to remember the most important rule when it comes to airflow— hot air rises, and cold air falls. Applying this rule will help you make these changes year-round.
Another way to optimize the airflow in your home is by changing the direction that your ceiling fans spin. Many people are unaware that most ceiling fans feature a switch that allows them to easily adjust the direction of their rotation, and that if your ceiling fan isn’t spinning properly, it will have a negative impact on cooling your house.
To learn more about air flow and other ways to make your home energy efficient, reach out to the experienced professionals at Comfort Solutions. Call us at 610-438-9300 or contact us to schedule an appointment.
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