Airflow is vital to your indoor comfort and air quality. When you maximize the airflow within a room, you make the temperature easier to regulate, thus improving your comfort. Moving air also doesn’t build up with moisture and pollutants easily, helping maintain good air quality. Read on to learn more about how your room design may be hurting airflow and what you can do about it.
Position of Vents
Vents that are in a location where they’re easily covered by decor, furniture, and other items reduce a room’s airflow and comfort. When designing a room, it’s crucial to pay attention to the positioning of vents. HVAC professionals can help you place your vents properly. If a room has already been ventilated, you can rearrange furniture to boost airflow.
Too Many Walls
Walls are important for structural integrity. If you have too many of them in a room, they’ll stop the air current in the space. Therefore, when designing your home, particularly the commonly used areas, do your best to have only the walls that are necessary for support. The fewer walls you have, the better the airflow will be throughout your house.
A Single Window
Having one window in every room will provide lots of fresh air. However, for optimal airflow in the rooms, you’ll need at least two windows. With such a setup, one window draws in air while the other draws air out through convection. Consequently, the air in the rooms is constantly replaced. You’ll also enjoy a natural breeze and more natural light.
Making a few changes to your rooms’ designs will keep air circulating around the house more freely. You’ll enjoy more energy savings due to better regulation of temperature without having to run your heating and cooling system as often.
For more information on maximizing airflow to enhance the energy efficiency of your Indianapolis-area home, contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve been helping our customers meet all their home-comfort needs for more than 50 years.