Restricted airflow significantly impacts HVAC systems for Gregory, TX, residents. From inconsistent temperatures and pressure imbalances to higher energy bills, reduced airflow can cause a host of issues. When you have airflow problems, you’ll need to first identify the root cause of the issue.
Blocked Vents and Registers
Air obstructions around the vents and registers are the most common cause of poor airflow in your home. Furniture, bedroom dressers and bookshelves could block free air movement around the vents.
First, inspect all your vents and registers to ensure they’re fully open. Next, ensure you have at least 8 to 12 inches of free space around them. These actions assure maximum air circulation around the vents.
The air filters keep dirt, pet dander and unwanted particles from your indoor air. After a while, the filters become clogged by the dirt and impede proper airflow. Consequently, you may experience cold or hot spots and poor indoor air quality.
You can prevent airflow issues by replacing your filters frequently. You need to change the filters every 30 to 90 days if you smoke or keep pets. Make sure to mark your calendars to remind yourself when a replacement is due.
Before changing the filters, read through the manufacturer’s manual and determine your system usage. This action will aid you in choosing the correct replacement filter for your HVAC unit.
When the ducts have cracks or holes, a significant amount of air escapes through the gaps. Consequently, insufficient air that gets to its destination leads to airflow issues.
Sometimes, the problem occurs during installation when the ducts are too small or too big. Or, the issue could arise when the ducts are too dirty or clogged, restricting the airflow. Whichever the case, our service technicians will help you diagnose the problem.
Airflow restrictions make your HVAC unit work harder, reducing its lifespan and efficiency. Contact us at Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning Co. for installation, repairs and maintenance of your HVAC system.
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