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Air Duct Balancing

Where is the cold room in your house? Right now, you’re thinking about it because of the inevitability of there being a room in your home that just isn’t as warm in the winter or as cool in the summer. Are you bundling up in one room and roasting in another? Most people chalk this up to poor systems or bad duct work, but it’s actually a very common problem. So what can you do about it?

  1. heating Mechanicsburg PACeiling fans – Did you know that ceiling fans have a reverse switch. If you’ve been staring at the fan for years wondering what the switch on the side does, that’s it. Simply adjust that and the fan will then move in the opposite direction, adjusting the way it circulates air. What causes a pleasant breeze in the summer can now be used to pull heat into a room during the winter. Ceiling fans are a great way to cut down on energy bills during any season. Leave the doors open to the rooms and allow a ceiling fan to pull the heat in.
  2. Keep the Vents Open – If you’re closing vents in unused rooms, you’re actually reducing the efficiency of your heating system, especially if you have a heat pump. The system is designed to push a designated amount of air through the ducts, and can cause blockages. Not to mention that a cold room is going to pull heat in, any way it can, thus making your system work that much harder.
  3. Duct Balancing – Duct balancing is a professional or DIY service to redistribute your homes heat or air. While there are tutorials on how to do this delicate work on your own, complications can arise and should be left to professionals. This service allows homeowners to choose where the heat and air are distributed the most when their system is on. Duct work can be fairly complex and balancing can be intricate work so be sure to consult a professional before attempting any work in your ducts on your own.

For all of your duct and heating needs, please contact us! We’re here to make sure that you get the maximum satisfaction from your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

Sources:

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/distribute-home-heating-ceiling-fans-50186.html

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/balance-centralair-system-63512.html

http://www.angieslist.com/articles/does-shutting-furnace-vents-improve-energy-efficiency.htm

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