Have you been having issues with some rooms in your house being too hot or too cold? Or maybe it takes forever for your system to bring your home up to temperature. These and other issues can be caused by poor air flow in your unit.
What’s even worse, the above issues and others can also lead to high utility bills. Your HVAC unit depends upon airflow to operate properly and per manufacturer specifications. So that high-efficiency system you purchased may not be giving you all the perks you expected if its airflow is being restricted.
Poor airflow can lower your system efficiency, which inflates utility costs. In addition to this, it also weakens your system air stream. This is how long it takes your home to come to temperature with what you’ve set on the thermostat. When all of these issues come together, over time you can find yourself facing emergency repairs and poor home air quality long term.
What causes poor airflow in your HVAC system?
- Ductwork that is damaged, disconnected, loose, or has leaks
- Closing your home air vents/registers
- A dirty outdoor condenser
- Blocking your outdoor equipment with landscaping or other barriers
- Not changing your furnace filter
So if you’re still reading this, you’re probably wondering what you can do to improve airflow in your HVAC system. It’s pretty simple, and doesn’t cost much money.
1. Make sure you change your filter on a regular basis.
Set a reminder on your phone if you need to, or mark it on your calendar.
2. Have your system and ductwork inspected
We suggest that you have your ductwork inspected once per year. In addition, we also recommend (and so does your equipment manufacturer!) that you have your system maintenance by a professional twice per year. Your cooling equipment should be inspected in the spring and your furnace in the fall. However, it’s never too late to get caught up on your system maintenance. So if you haven’t had it done yet, schedule now! Whether you’re looking for HVAC maintenance or are considering installing new heating and air equipment, we can help. Our experienced service techs, comfort advisors, and office staff are part of a top-rated team who offers you a 100% satisfaction guarantee on your HVAC project. Give Outstanding Heating & Cooling a call, email, or visit us on social media. We’re always happy to help and offer free estimates!
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