If you want to keep your household comfortable throughout the summer months and beyond, it is imperative that you maintain proper airflow at all times. What we’d like to do today is look at some of the causes of poor HVAC airflow so that you can make improvements, which will help you better condition your home and even save money on your energy bills.
Your air conditioner has a good amount of moving parts and essential components, several of which – such as the blower motor, fan belt, blower feel, and coil – will impact airflow if a problem occurs. If you haven’t scheduled the annual check-up of your air conditioner by a qualified technician, now’s the time.
When air leaks out as the air conditioner attempts to cool off your home, the equipment will run longer than it needs to in order to reach the desired temperature. The two most common areas to find gaps and holes are around your doors and windows, but tears and holes in your ductwork will also create this issue.
Clogged Air Filter
The truth is that when your system’s air filter is doing its job, it will get clogged up rather quickly as it catches particulates and debris so that potentially harmful elements don’t get recirculated throughout your home. A good rule of thumb is a monthly air filter check, which will typically result in replacement or cleaning every 1-3 months.
Improperly Sized Ductwork
Another problem that you may have with your ductwork is that it wasn’t properly sized for your home’s needs, which could have occurred before you moved, or perhaps it was due to an addition being built onto the home. An HVAC technician can assist you with resizing the ductwork so that it fits your home’s size and
Proper airflow is essential for the cooling of every household. For more expert advice on poor HVAC airflow, or if you have any home comfort concerns, the professionals at Detmer and Sons can help. We’ve been handling the HVAC needs of Dayton and the surrounding areas since 1978.