When it comes to your air conditioning system, there are many things that come into play that determine how well your home is cooled. One of the factors that has the biggest influence over your home’s comfort levels is whether or not you have balanced airflow. Today we’re going to talk about what it means to have balanced airflow and what you can do to help ensure air flows evenly throughout your home!
What does it mean to have balanced airflow?
Balanced airflow can take on a couple of different meanings. The one that immediately comes to mind for most people is how well air is distributed throughout a home. Everyone has been to a house where one room might be perfectly comfortable while another room, perhaps one floor up, is way too warm. If there are any rooms in your home that are difficult to keep comfortable, or if temperature levels vary significantly in different parts of your home, unbalanced airflow is likely to blame. In a home with balanced airflow, temperature levels are consistent no matter what room you’re in.
Another meaning of balanced airflow is the amount of pressure inside of a room. Rooms with balanced airflow have an equal amount of supply and return air. If a room has unbalanced airflow, the pressure inside it can become either too high or too low. This leads to some significant issues, which we’ll cover below.
What kinds of issues come up when airflow is not balanced?
How can you ensure your home has balanced airflow?
Some of the best ways to ensure your home has balanced airflow include:
If you have any questions about balanced airflow, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Louis air conditioning contractor. We provide service all over the St. Louis area, including towns like Ladue, Lake St. Louis and Manchester, MO.