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5 Ways to Improve Air Flow in Your Home

When it comes to having clean and healthy air in your home, proper air flow goes a long way. If air doesn’t circulate through your space, it can become stagnant and stale. The good news is there are easy ways to improve home air flow and keep your family feeling fresh year-round—and ComfortAire Heating Cooling Fireplaces is sharing some of our favorites. Find them below, then call us for service.

1. Open Vents and Registers

It may sound simple, but go around your home and check that each vent and register is open. This can help improve air flow by allowing it to circulate freely through each room—and even helps maintain consistent temperatures throughout the house.

2. Schedule HVAC Maintenance

When was the last time you scheduled service for your furnace or air conditioner? During annual maintenance, we will clean your systems inside and out. We also inspect your units and tune-up every working part to ensure optimal performance.

Scheduling maintenance once a year can also prevent unexpected breakdowns in the future as well as extend the lifetime of your furnace and A/C.

3. Clean Your Ducts

Your home’s ductwork could be full of dust and cobwebs, which can block air from flowing. Not only that but every time you run your furnace or air conditioner, this dirty debris gets picked up and recirculated through your home. This can result in health problems including an uptick in allergy and asthma symptoms and an increased chance of illness overall.

Scheduling duct cleanings with our experts every five to seven years can help alleviate this problem—or more often if you have pets or children.

4. Use Ceiling Fans

A simple way to improve home air flow is to run your ceiling fans or use portable fans. This is especially important during those mild times of year when you might not be running your heat or air conditioning. In nicer weather, open your home’s windows and run your fan in front of it for a dose of fresh air.

5. Change Air Filters

Replace the air filters in your home frequently. If they become clogged, air flow from your heating or cooling system might be blocked. Clogged air filters can also cause your system to work harder than it needs to, which could result in costly repairs down the road.

Do You Need More Help With Your Indoor Air Quality?

If you need to schedule maintenance or duct cleaning, call ComfortAire today at 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids, or 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point. Or, if you have other concerns with your home’s air flow, our Bryant® experts are happy to come out and diagnose your issue. Contact us today to get started.

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