How to Circulate Air in a Room
What a lovely morning it is! But, soon, the sun is going to get right on top of your head, and by noon, your room will start feeling like nothing less than an oven.
Of course, you have all the necessary cooling appliances. Even so, nothing seems to be working right. Then, why do you think it is happening?
Well, let me tell you straight. Even if you have a spacious room that has all the latest cooling appliances, you can face such problems, and the reason for that is the lack of circulation of air.
And therefore, you and I are going to break down all the details about how you can circulate air in your room most quickly and easily.
Why you need to circulate air
Take a look at the cooling appliances that you have in your room. What do you see? Maybe a ceiling fan or a table fan or even an air conditioner. So, you are getting the air rotated by these gadgets. But, where is it getting that air?
Check around. Is it the fresh air that is coming right from your window, or is it the same humid air that was in your room the entire time? Well, the answer is right in front of you.
The air which gets trapped in your room is warm and humid. And so, if you do not allow it to circulate with the fresh one, you will keep experiencing those damp and hot waves of air. Therefore, to get rid of this situation, you need to circulate air in your room.
How to circulate air in a room
Well, now that we have learned the importance of circulating air, let us jump right into the process of doing that.
So, pay close attention as I am going to point out some easy and effective ways of how you can circulate air in your room.
- Adjusting doors and windows
Adjust the doors and windows of your room. Make sure that it allows a way that it creates a path for the air to pass by. To do that, you can open up two windows at a time that lies on opposite sides of your room.
Another way is to balance it out by opening the window that faces to the opened door of your room.
- Remove obstructions
Obstructions can limit the amount of air and cause trouble for proper circulation. Of course, you do need stuff like curtains and furniture.
But, make sure that it is flexible and you can take it away whenever you want. This way, you will allow more air to enter your room, and thus, it will create better ventilation.
- Air conditioning vents
You might be used to the cooling mode of your air conditioner. But do you know that these air conditioning vents can help you circulate air even if you are not using the cooling mode?
That’s right. You get a fan mode with your air conditioner, and these cooling fans can help you with it. Just open up the conditioning vent and turn on the fan mode.
There you have it! Your air conditioner is doing all the hard work for you without any sweat.
- Additional fans
Well, adding some fans is always an effective method. Of course, you cannot just change the structure of your room and build another window, right?
Therefore, additional cooling fans can help you circulate the air and maintain proper ventilation in your room. However, you have to make sure that the placement is correct. Otherwise, it won’t help much.
- Window mounted fan
Mounting a fan in a window is one of the most effective cross-ventilation techniques. To pull it out, you need a box fan that fits right into your window.
After that, set it up in a way that it faces inwards to the room and sucks up all the fresh air from outside. Thus, the setup will allow us to form a channel and pass on fresh air into the room.
- Changes in the room
Well, all the techniques that I’ve discussed so far have to do a lot with the windows and doors. But, what is your room doesn’t have those windows in the correct place. You can’t just break your wall and build a new window.
However, what you can do is making small changes like cutting a slit below the door or adding a jump duct.
There sure are quite a lot of ways. Of course, you don’t have to go through all of them. Just observe the condition of your room and then choose the method that matches the best.
Also, try combining multiple procedures. This way, your room can get all that fresh air and keep yourself cool and calm all day long.
And so, the next time you see a friend having such difficulties, you are all ready to help him out and get him right on track.
Source: The Architects Diary