In this post we will talk about some of the things that cause poor airflow throughout your home and HVAC system.

Most of these issues are entirely preventable or easily fixed.

1. Blocked heating and air vents

Have you checked to see that all of your vents are open and that airflow is consistent coming out of them?

2. Leaks in your ductwork

Sometimes ductwork can become detached or deteriorate over time, causing leaks. This can hurt your system airflow. You can look for leaks in ductwork easily yourself by using a lit incense stick and waving it slowly around exposed ductwork to check for moving air.

3. Build-up on condenser unit

Your condenser unit should be cleaned 1-2 times per year. Debris and yard waste can hinder performance, or even lead to system failure.

4. Filter is dirty and needs changed

Are you changing your filter regularly? We recommend once per month for disposable filters. You should also be cleaning a reusable filter on a regular basis. Set a reminder for yourself to help you remember.

5. Blockage in ducts

Sometimes there’s objects blocking airflow in your ducts. These items can range from children’s toys, to bird nesting materials, to rodents. We have cameras that can go into your ductwork and seek out these blockages to see what’s going on and causing it.

6. Build-up on blower fans

Blower fans can get dirt and grime build-up over time. This slows down the fan and puts undue stress on the motor as well.

7. Dirty condenser coils

Your condenser coils should also be cleaned 1-2 times per year. This goes hand-in-hand with build-up on your condenser coils.

8. Refrigerant levels are too low

Low refrigerant levels can contribute to poor airflow since the unit cannot properly cool the air. Regular seasonal maintenance should look at these levels and let you know if they are where they need to be.

9. Improperly sized HVAC equipment

If the system in your home isn’t right for the space, you’ll experience airflow issues. A system that isn’t the correct size will also shorten the lifespan of your HVAC system.

10. HVAC design needs updated

If you’ve done renovations or had construction done (such as a major roof leak fixed), it’s possible that your ductwork design needs some attention. Contact your trusted HVAC service provider and see if they can make any recommendations for you.

Scheduling HVAC Maintenance with Outstanding Heating and Cooling

If you reside in Kettering or the surrounding areas, schedule your HVAC maintenance! We also offer Planned Maintenance agreements for the entire year.

You can conveniently request an appointment online that works with your schedule, or give us a call!

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Updated 6/2022