Summer is long gone, and temperatures in Youngsville, LA, are decreasing quickly. But if you’ve been noticing hot and cold spots around your home, you’re likely dealing with airflow problems that need addressing. Here are four tips for improving your home’s airflow this fall:

Sign Up for an Annual HVAC Maintenance Plan

Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature all year is easy when you sign up for an annual preventive HVAC maintenance plan. Our Energy Savings Agreement includes two HVAC tuneups per year. We professionally clean and tune up your entire central HVAC system from top to bottom.

We often see cracks and holes in old ductwork, which cause air leaks and reduce airflow to rooms furthest from the HVAC system. Some homes also have dampers inside the ducts that need opening or closing to balance airflow. If you have any equipment problems causing poor airflow, we’ll find them and determine the best solution.

Replace Old HVAC Filters

Your HVAC air filters do a great job catching dust, pet dander and other indoor air pollutants before they enter your HVAC system, where they can damage the components and spread through the whole house. But if you aren’t changing them regularly, they can make it difficult for air to pass through efficiently. Change them every month or two to improve airflow.

Check Vents and Registers

The air vents in your walls, floors and ceilings often get dusty, and that can reduce the airflow to the room. Some folks will also close the adjustable registers in some rooms during certain times of the year but forget to open them later. That will also reduce airflow. Never close your supply vents. Keep them open and unobstructed.

Many homeowners also move furniture around throughout the year. Sometimes, a bookshelf or couch gets moved too close to an air vent, and that can partially block or redirect the air. This also creates hot and cold spots in a room, so double-check that no vents are being blocked.

Don’t let unbalanced airflow make some parts of your home uncomfortable this fall. Contact Desormeaux’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc for heating repairs and maintenance to keep your HVAC system running smoothly.

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