W. WAREHAM, Mass., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Doors close on their own when the heat comes on. Bedrooms remain uncomfortably cold while the rest of the house is toasty warm. Bathroom mirrors fog up even with the fan on. If these things occur regularly, chances are you have an air pressure imbalance.
An indoor air pressure imbalance -- in simple terms -- means that air isn't circulating properly. As a result, your heating system needs to work harder to deliver heat to the entire house. The outcome: higher energy costs and an uncomfortable home environment.
If proper airflow is being hindered, odds are it's because of nonexistent or poor undercutting of doors. A typical bedroom should receive between 100-200 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of heated air for comfort, and deliver the same amount back to the return vent. Anything less means it has to 'steal' air from another source: the fireplace, bathroom fan duct, water heater or dryer vent – pulling in more cold air and wasting energy.
A standard 1" x 30" door undercut only allows 30 cfm of air to return to the source. A not-so-practical and visually unappealing solution for better airflow is to undercut doors even more – up to six inches -- for a 200cfm return.
A different – and better -- solution is to install one or more products from Tamarack Technologies (www.tamtech.com), the industry leader in pressure balancing products and solutions. Both minimize or eliminate indoor air imbalances. Both are inexpensive and easy to install: Tamarack's Return Air Pathway (RAP) and the company's Perfect Balance in-door RAP.
The Return Air Pathway is a metal sleeve with a sound and light reduction core. Installed through the wall above a door or beside it, the RAP allows air to flow consistently to and from your heating system.
The patented Perfect Balance can be installed quickly and easily at the bottom of any hollow core door. It also baffles light and sound while allowing air to flow freely.
Fixing an air pressure imbalance is simple enough. If you're a confident do-it-yourselfer, you can make changes yourself. Otherwise, Tamarack recommends hiring a skilled professional. Many of these professionals can be accessed through the company's web site.
Eliminating air pressure imbalances now will save money and, as important, create a much more comfortable home environment this winter.
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