Unless you have a finished attic, you probably aren’t fond of spending time up there during a hot summer day. With no air conditioning vents pumping in cool air and the hot sun beating down on the roof right over your head, attic temperatures can soar. But with proper ventilation, you can at least bring those temperatures down to match that of the outdoor air.
Your home is filled with endless chores: dishes, laundry, vacuuming and the dreaded task of dusting. While these duties are unavoidable, some of them may feel like they have to be done too often. If you’re struggling to keep up with a dusty home, it could be that your HVAC system is part of the problem. Fortunately, for every common HVAC problem that may contribute to excessive dust, there is a simple and effective solution.
Responsible homeowners know to replace their HVAC system filters on schedule. But sometimes, “on schedule” just isn’t good enough. If you check your filter at replacement time and find that it’s completely covered in dust, hair and other particles, you might start wondering what causes it to clog up prematurely.
There are a few common causes of this, as well as a few things you can do to correct the problem.
Proud pet owners have to put up with a lot in order to keep their furry friends around. Pet hair on furniture and dander floating in the air are among the most irritating downsides of sharing your home with a dog or cat. But if those hairs and particles are being scattered around your home, you can bet they’re ending up in your HVAC filter — and that’s just one way owning a pet can affect your climate control system.
Ductless air conditioners are often overlooked as a cooling option, but they do offer some significant benefits over a window unit or central air. Ductless systems are similar to a window unit in that each evaporator is designed to cool a single room, and they are similar to a central split system in that there will be a condenser unit placed outside the home and an evaporator placed inside.
Are you struggling to keep the second story of your home cool this summer? As hot air rises, so does the temperature in your upper level. Keeping it cool can be a challenge, even if you have an air conditioner. Read on to learn our top tips for maximizing the output of your home’s cooling systems and keeping the second story of your home nice and cool.