Keeping your Wylie, Texas, home well-ventilated is important for maintaining a healthy airflow. Proper ventilation reduces the buildup of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and can help alleviate allergies and asthma symptoms. We’re happy to offer these helpful tips for improving your home’s ventilation.
Turn on Those Fans
Just because you run the air conditioner doesn’t mean you shouldn’t turn on your ceiling fan. Ceiling fans prompt healthy air circulation and movement by pushing away stale air and fumes, which is why you should keep a fan running whenever you’re in the room.
As a bonus, running your ceiling fan creates a windchill effect on the skin, causing you to feel cooler than the room’s temperature. This effect allows you to reduce your AC usage, promoting great energy-efficiency.
You can also run floor or table fans, although they’re not as strong. In fact, anything that promotes air circulation is beneficial.
Open Interior Doors
Even if you don’t run your fans, opening all interior doors can allow air to circulate throughout the home. The effect won’t be as drastic, but every little bit helps.
However, don’t open doors that lead to nowhere, such as closet or pantry doors. Keeping these doors shut allows the air to move where you need it instead of it getting trapped in an unused area.
Use a Box Fan on Occasion
Box fans are affordable, powerful tools for getting rid of stale air. If you’re working on a project and need to move air out of the house quickly, set up a box fan in an entryway or window with it set on reverse. This setting pulls indoor air to the outside, reducing VOCs instantly. While you don’t want to use this method every day, it’s a good option when you need it.
Discover more ways to improve your home’s ventilation by calling in the experts. Contact Willard Heating and Air Conditioning at (972) 564-9785 to set up your next AC maintenance.
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