Spring Forward Comfortably with Balanced Air Ducts
Families across the Atlanta metro area have adjusted their clocks forward signaling the start of spring and warmer temperatures on the way. As such, they will likely switch temperature settings in their homes from heating to cooling. Yet, imagine that when transitioning from heating to cooling, a homeowner notices that one room is too cool, while another is not cool enough. In checking the registers, the homeowner also notices that while each register is open, the amount of airflow from room to room is varied. When this happens, it’s likely that the duct airflow system is not balanced properly. That’s why it’s important to contact an HVAC expert that can assess the airflow in your home and help you spring forward comfortably with balanced air ducts.
Balancing is a critical step in ensuring that a home or space is evenly conditioned, not to mention it increases energy efficiency and maximizes the performance of one’s HVAC system. A heating and air conditioning contractor will carefully examine the zones of a home, while considering the air distribution system and investigating how the ductwork was originally assembled and run. In some cases, the fix is as simple as relocating the faulty ductwork to a new location.
In another case, a homeowner might be told to use a register-mounted damper to add balance to their system. For example, wide-open dampers will allow for the greatest airflow, while half-closed dampers limit the flow of air. For rooms that are too cool, a homeowner may close the damper slightly, yet it’s important not to close it fully. If deemed a practical solution, installing balancing dampers at the outlet of each supply drop is another option.
While many lend their opinions on how to balance duct airflow themselves, it’s always a better idea to call a professional that’s trustworthy, licensed and insured. The heating and cooling specialists at ClimateSmith, LLC, maintain a reputation for top quality service, professionalism and full satisfaction on all jobs, with superior reviews from customers throughout the region. When it comes to fine-tuning your HVAC system, there’s no one better to call—ClimateSmith.
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Alpharetta, GA 30005