The holiday season usually means your kitchen is working overtime. Which means ventilation issues may be on the rise.
Dealing with a smoky oven
Smoke has to be dealt with whether it’s a minor annoyance or a major threat. A smoky oven may have several causes, including:
When smoke happens, there are several ways to vent it out.
Use your hood fan – Turning on the fan inside your oven hood sucks that smoke or steamy air up through the fan and blows it outside through your ventilation system.
Open a window – It’s old school, but an open window can let smoky air out and fresh air in – especially if you can open a couple of windows to create a draft.
Fan air outward – For a little extra power, place a simple box fan in the window and point it outward to pull the smoke out of your kitchen much more quickly.
Dealing with dirty ducts
Of course, having regular HVAC maintenance is ideal for dealing with any ventilation issues. This is a good time to have the licensed professionals of Fountain Hills Air inspect the heating, cooling, and air quality in your home. This is also a good time to make sure your air filters are clean. Dirty, clogged filters not only cause more energy use, they put added stress on your equipment.