As summer approaches, you may notice that your HVAC system isn't working as well as it should be. There are a lot of factors that can contribute to a malfunctioning HVAC system, and one of them is poor circulation. If the air is cold but doesn't seem to be coming out as quickly as it should, that's likely your problem.

Remove Any Blockages Around Your Vents

You can begin with something simple: remove blockages around your vents. If your furniture is positioned in front of vents, your HVAC system is going to be naturally ineffective. Consider the way the vent grates open; it's likely that cold air is being blown in a specific direction. Hanging plants or other decor could be disrupting it.

Clear Your Ducts of Dust and Pests

Over time, HVAC ducts become filled with dust, debris, and even pests. Everything from cockroaches to rats can start to live in ducts. A professional HVAC cleaning will force air through your ducts, which sanitizes your ducts and clears them at the same time. Depending on how many people live within your home, how much dust is within your home, and whether you have pets, you may need to get your ducts cleaned more than one time each year.

Inspect Your HVAC Ducts for Damage

As mentioned, pests can get into your HVAC ducts. When they do, they tend to cause some major damage. If the air is weak inside your home, it's possible that it's leaking through the ducts. A professional will need to inspect your HVAC ducts for damage and may be able to use duct tape to fix it (or may need to replace some small sections).

Balance Your HVAC System through Your Home

Sometimes, an HVAC system has to be balanced. HVAC systems are intentionally set up to pump air throughout your home evenly, but over time, the balance can get thrown off. If you find that certain parts of your home is warmer than other areas, then there is likely a balancing issue. A professional will be able to determine which areas aren't getting enough air and correct it; this will improve the comfort and consistency of your air conditioning system.

Improving the efficiency of your HVAC system doesn't just make you more comfortable; it also improves your energy efficiency and reduces your energy bills. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dust Doctors!

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