Every type of furniture you add to your room affects your HVAC’s performance. That’s why you should be mindful of the new additions you include in your living spaces.
Learn more about the positive and negative effects of furniture on your HVAC’s performance, according to a local air conditioner repair & maintenance expert.
The Benefits of Furniture to HVAC Performance
- Solar Shading
Your furniture can act as solar shades that aid in your HVAC’s cooling capacity. Position your furniture in areas hit by sunlight. Working as a barrier, the pieces of furniture will create a solar shade, absorb the heat and keep room temperatures from rising. By aiding your HVAC system, you can reduce the strain on your equipment and energy consumption.
- Heat Absorption
Large furniture pieces have enough density to absorb heat and radiate it inside the room during winter. Homes in colder regions can add more pieces of furniture to increase indoor heat retention and reduce heating costs.
The Disadvantages of Furniture to HVAC Performance
- Airflow Issues
Furniture can block and restrict air from your HVAC system if left unattended and cause the HVAC system to wear out faster and consume more energy to maintain desirable indoor temperatures. That said, be careful where you place your furniture to maintain efficient airflow and cooling.
- Poor Indoor Air Quality
It takes work to clean several pieces of furniture in a single room. If left uncleaned, the accumulated dust and grime will create more allergens and bacteria. The clean air across your room will pick up the pollutants and spread them all over your home. You can prevent this from happening by cleaning your furniture regularly. Ask an indoor air quality expert about ways to improve airflow in your room.
- Coil Damage
Your AC coil tubing can suffer severe damage from your furniture. Some pieces of furniture use materials that have volatile organic compounds. These can interact with the evaporator coil, create acid and eat through the AC’s copper coil tubing. The ensuing corrosion can cause dangerous refrigerant leaks that will damage your entire HVAC system.
How will a new piece of furniture affect your system? Consult the air duct sealing experts and HVAC specialists at Acker Heating & Cooling. Call us today at (706) 425-8774 or fill out this contact form to get a free quote.