HVAC – The Part of Your Home You Can’t See and the Message It Might Be Trying to Tell You
What your home might be trying to tell you
Every home has an HVAC system that operates along the same guidelines. Understanding these simple guidelines will have any homeowner feeling satisfied that they understand their home on a deeper level. The parts they can see and even the inside of the home they can’t see. If your home is constantly covered in dust, that is your HVAC system telling you a filter is not enough and it’s time to clean those ducts.
Below is a diagram that displays how air circulates through a home. Keep reading if you would like this diagram broken down further.
How does your HVAC work?
First, your air handling unit pulls air from the outside and pushes it through your ducts into your room. Then the air then circulates through your room and is pushed back into the return duct. Some of the air is released as exhaust air and the rest is recirculating air that is combined with the outside air and pulled by the AHU to then be pushed back into the room as supply air. The supply air is a combination of recirculating air and outside air. It is a combination because it is more efficient to get your air to the right temperature when using some of the air from the room instead of all outside air.
What does this airflow mean for your air ducts?
As the air from your room gets pulled into the return vent, particles come through with it. Bacteria, debris, skin and pet dander. Your ducts have filters to prevent too much from going through. However, no filter can completely prevent these particles from coming through. These particles can clog the duct and even recirculate back through the supply duct, back into your room, leaving a constant layer of dust coating your room.
What to do if you have a constant layer of dust
If you have a constant layer of dust coating your home this means your air ducts are ready for cleaning. Depending on how long it’s been will determine the level of cleaning needed. After your air ducts are properly cleaned, your HVAC system will work better and will be recirculating clean air out of your supply duct.
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