A Carrier® HVAC system is ideal for regulating indoor temperatures and keeping everything nice and comfortable. However, for a truly complete home comfort solution, it’s important to pay attention to your ventilation as well. Residential ventilation systems are usually not as complex as their commercial counterparts, but they’re just as important. Unfortunately, many homeowners still make ventilation mistakes when operating their heating and cooling units.
Here our HVAC professionals at Bartlett walk you through a few of the most common problems people face with faulty ventilation and what you can do about them.
Ducts. Your choice of ducts, as well as the materials used and their construction, all play a big role in maintaining air circulation within your Carrier HVAC system. Creases, wrinkles and other physical deformities might not seem like much, but they can have an effect on how smoothly air flows through your duct network. Have your technician straighten out any visible issues to ensure maximum circulation at all times.
Condensation problems. At 100% relative humidity, the air becomes oversaturated with water vapor and condensation occurs. This is typically not a big deal within ventilation ducts, but the extra moisture can promote the growth and spread of mold, which could then cause bigger health risks for you and your family. You can avoid condensation problems by insulating exhaust and supply vents going into and out of your system. You don’t necessarily have to put insulation throughout the entire network, however.
Indoor air quality. Having adequate ventilation will also prevent your Carrier HVAC system from circulating stale air within your home. With a proper outside source for fresh air, you can keep the quality of your indoor air at an optimal level.