It can be difficult to relax in your own home when your heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) system has poor airflow to one or more rooms. You can adjust your temperature setting to make the heater or AC bring the affected room to the right temperature, but then the rest of your house is too warm or too cold. If you’re wondering what’s wrong with your HVAC, here are some possible reasons why your home has poor airflow in Gold Canyon, AZ.
Your HVAC Air Filter Is Clogged
The most common reason for poor airflow is that your HVAC system is straining to push air to every room in the house because it has a clogged air filter. While most filter manufacturers recommend replacing your filter every 90 days, your circumstances may vary. If you have a full house with kids and pets, or especially if you smoke inside the house, then your filter will clog up faster and may need replacing more frequently.
Clogged filters put more strain on your HVAC system, forcing it to work harder and stay on longer to cool and heat your home. This will reduce its lifespan and increase your utility bills. So, changing those filters more often will protect your system, improve airflow, and save energy.
Your Air Ducts Have Leaks or Blockages
Older homes often have air ducts with cracks and holes through which air leaks out. If you never clean your ductwork, it could have decades of dust piled up and blocking the flow of air. To improve your airflow, it’s important to professionally clean and seal any damaged air ducts.
Your System Needs Repairs
Lastly, your HVAC system has many components that will eventually need repair or replacement at some point. For example, when your blower is wearing out, that will often cause weak airflow throughout the entire home. But sometimes it just has a thick layer of dust and greasy buildup on it, impeding its ability to blow air.
When your HVAC system has poor airflow, it’s tempting to wait until it fails to call for a technician. However, deferred maintenance usually causes even more damage to other components and turns a small repair job into a much larger project. So, don’t wait too long to call us for AC or heater repairs.
If your home’s HVAC system isn’t blowing as hard as it should, and you have hot and cold spots in your home, don’t put it off any longer. Call Chandler Air today for HVAC maintenance and discover the source of your low airflow problems.
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