Your HVAC system is likely the largest and most costly system in your home. These systems can be remarkably sophisticated and certainly state of the art, but the overall functionality of your cooling and heating system can be affected if airflow within your living space is impeded in any way. When airflow problems occur, homeowners can find themselves experiencing uneven temperatures, poor system performance, and even an increase in utility and energy bills.
The professionals here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling want to share the top 6 reasons why you may be experiencing airflow problems.
COMMON CAUSES FOR PROBLEMS WITH AIRFLOW
- Insufficient return vents and air – Your HVAC system cannot function without a properly functioning ventilation system. Air that must be conditioned by your HVAC system is drawn in by way of the return vents. If the air intake is not adequate and your home is not equipped with sufficient return vents, there will not be enough air provided for your system to properly cool or heat your home, and a disruption in airflow will occur.
- Obstructions with return vents – Often times furniture, rugs, long draperies and other items can cause your return vents to function insufficiently because they block the vents from taking in adequate amounts of air. In addition, insects or even rodents can create nests that form an obstruction to your return vents, minimizing airflow.
- Vents and ductwork not properly designed – If the ductwork in your home is not properly designed for your HVAC system, airflow can be easily restricted. This causes uneven levels of heating and cooling, unbalanced airflow throughout your living space, and an overall increase in your utility bills and energy costs.
- Filters that are dirty or too dense – Dirty air filters, much like those filters that are too dense, can easily disrupt airflow and cause your system to work harder, putting a strain on your HVAC system motor. It’s imperative that you change your air filters routinely and ensure that they are the proper density for your specific HVAC system.
- A leak in your ductwork – If the ductwork in your home has cracks, holes, or other types of leaks, your HVAC system will have to work longer and harder to maintain adequate airflow levels, and proper deliverance of both cooled and heated air to your living space. You should have your ductwork checked from time to time to identify any leaks, and have proper maintenance performed.
- Closed dampers – If the dampers on your registers are closed, this will prevent the proper flow of air in your home and create unbalanced temperatures and airflow. Be sure that all dampers are open to allow for proper airflow, otherwise your HVAC system cannot perform efficiently.
SOUTH NASHVILLE’S PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN TRUST
For more information on different types of airflow problems in your home, be sure to reach out to our team of certified HVAC specialists here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling. When it comes to top of the line HVAC parts, services and repairs, we are definitely the team for you. Our goal is to not only provide the highest quality HVAC parts and services for each and every client, but also to educate our clients about energy efficiency, system performance, and overall comfort issues that can occur when airflow is impeded and systems are unable to function at peak levels. Don’t delay. Take time to schedule your routine maintenance or system inspection and checkup today. We look forward to serving you with all your HVAC needs!