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3 Tips for Achieving Better Airflow in Your Home in Schertz, TX

Proper airflow in your home contributes to a better distribution of conditioned air, increased comfort and energy efficiency. Dirt and objects around HVAC components can interfere with proper air movement. Here are three ways in which you can achieve better airflow in your home in Schertz, TX.

1. Clean or Replace Your Air Filter Often

HVAC systems have filters that remove dirt particles and other contaminants from your indoor air. After some time, the trapped particles accumulate on the filter and can block airflow. This forces your system to work harder to draw in air.

To prevent restricted airflow, replace or wash your air filters according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Also, ensure you use the right air filter model for your system. Clean filters efficiently remove dirt particles, so they can’t accumulate in the ductwork.

2. Clean the Air Vents

Dirt can build up on the air vents and, in severe cases, restrict airflow. There may also be pests that build their nests on the grilles. Household furnishings can obstruct air flow if they are too close to the vents.

During routine cleaning, remove the vent covers, and check to see if any materials are stuck inside. Use a soft brush to remove loose dirt, and then vacuum the covers clean for complete dust removal. If there is stubborn dirt and grime, clean the covers with a soap solution, and then allow them to dry completely before putting them back in place.

3. Clean the Outdoor Unit

Your HVAC system has an outdoor unit that houses the condenser and compressor. Due to its location, it’s prone to dirt accumulation from leaves and twigs, which can fall inside the casing. Weeds, grass and bushes may also grow around the unit.

These can reduce free air movement around the unit. Remove dirt from its exterior casing, and keep at least 2 feet of clearance around it.

Without proper flow, you can have stagnant, unhealthy indoor air, which may result in health issues. Contact us at Legacy Home Services for indoor air quality solutions.

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