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Fall in Love With a New Living Room Layout

It’s the month of love, and while we often use this time to display our appreciation and affection for others, why shouldn’t we extend the same love to our HVAC systems? You likely spend a considerable amount of time in your living room, especially during the colder months. However, you may not realize that the layout of your living room furniture may be affecting your overall home heating efficiency and even comfort levels.

We’re here to share some simple tips and tricks to help you rearrange your living space layout and make the most of your heating and cooling system. Get ready to rearrange!

Keep Air Flow in Mind

Every home is unique, and so is its traffic and airflow, which are two things you’ll need to keep in mind when considering the ideal living room layout. Depending on your home’s traffic, or the number of visitors you receive, you’ll need to, of course, keep accessibility for all guests in mind. Aside from that, take body heat into consideration; if all of your guests are forced to sit in one area, the radiating body heat will eventually raise the temperature of the room, throwing off the temperature balance of your living space.

Consider your home’s layout to assess airflow. For instance, if some walls or furniture obstruct the airflow into your living room, it’ll be more challenging to maintain a stable temperature that aligns with your thermostat.

Unobstructed Air Vents

Your air vents are responsible for distributing fresh and conditioned air throughout your home, so if they’re obstructed by bulky furniture like a couch or side table, they’ll be unable to perform correctly and hinder airflow. Ensure each air vent has about 6 to 12 inches of space to operate at maximum efficiency. If you have floor air vents, make sure items like rugs, dressers, or nightstands are not blocking airflow as well.

Furnace Specialists in Middletown

Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been serving the families of Middletown and the surrounding areas since 1946. Our experts can assist with any heating issues you may be experiencing and restore comfort and warmth to your home once more. Call us today at (513) 813-5107 or complete our online contact form to schedule your next service.