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What to Know About Air Flow

Dec 18, 2019

We want to ensure that homeowners, in San Diego, are always aware of the comfort options available with your central heating and/or air conditioning system. That being said, let’s talk about air flow in your home. Many people think that the HVAC equipment controls air flow when in fact, your ductwork is the primary source of this air flow. When damage or issues occur in your ductwork, your air flow can be compromised. This will not only allow for uneven heating or cooling, but it could increase your electricity bill and put stress on your HVAC system, too.

So, to keep you informed on what you should know about air flow, we have some essential things to consider below:

Air Flow and Your Home

Duct Size Matters

Often times, homeowners will upgrade their heating or cooling unit without considering whether or not their old ductwork is right for the new system.

There is n one-size-fits-all when it comes to your air ducts. That said, when your home’s air ducts  are too small, you could be looking at a potential breakdown. The air will back up and put undue pressure on your HVAC system. In the end, that extra stress will also waste extra energy and can influence your system to eventually need repair or replacement.

Not to mention, when there is too much force coming from the small vents, you could wind up with some drafty areas in your home.

Now, when your air ducts are too large, your system will have to run longer to get the air to where it needs to be. How so? Well, your system’s force is just not powerful enough to get past those oversized air ducts, but your system will surely try to keep up; this leads to more energy waste in the end.

The right duct size will provide perfect air flow, while allowing your system to run as efficiently as possible. So, how does one remedy inadequate air ducts in their home? Well, a replacement might be the best option. For more information, watch » Replaced Ductwork Explained in the Anderson Video Library

Be in The Zone

Now, for larger homes or ones that have areas that are not always occupied throughout the day, you might find yourself closing vents or being bundled up; however, this is where home zoning comes in. Home zoning designs your air flow needs by creating a variety of “zones” that are linked to their own personal thermostat. This will allow you to keep the perfect temperature where and when you need it and it saves on energy costs as well.

Another option, especially in areas without vents, is to add a ductless mini-split system to the desired room. This can help control the temperature in that single room without it altering the temperature in the rest of the house. It’s also a great option for room additions, workshops or bedrooms.

The result for both zoning or mini-split systems is perfect air flow and comfort in every occupied place in your home. Overall, it’s important to know that your heating and cooling options are wide, and our professionals are here to help find the best solution for you.

Consider Professional HVAC Installation in San Diego

Looking to get ideal home comfort with the best air flow possible? The professionals at Anderson are here to help! Call (866) 374-0402 to request an appointment today! Emergency service available 24/7, 365 days a year.

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