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Dusty Vent Reduces Home Comfort

3 Causes of Reduced Airflow and Home Comfort in Las Vegas, NV

Your central heating and cooling system is essential to home comfort. But it cannot properly heat and cool your whole house if the air isn’t reaching every room or is barely flowing at all. Here are three common causes of reduced airflow and home comfort in Las Vegas, NV:

Neglecting Maintenance and Repairs

One of the most common causes of decreased airflow is lack of preventive maintenance and filter changes. Your heating and cooling equipment needs regular maintenance. And when your filter clogs with dust, pet hair and allergens, airflow dwindles throughout the entire house as your system struggles to do its job.

Of course, if your HVAC system is getting up there in years, one or more components might need repairs. Our service technicians can find the problem and fix it for you to restore your HVAC system’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Dirty or Blocked Air Vents

The air vents and registers in your walls can clog with dust over the years. Wiping them with a damp cloth should do the trick. While you’re there, adjust that little lever and make sure the register is wide open to allow for maximum airflow.

Sometimes, folks move furniture around in a room and accidentally block a vent or register on the wall. So, double-check that no tall shelves or cabinets are blocking the airflow.

Dust and Air Leaks in Ductwork

Some dust inevitably gets past even the best HVAC filters and into your system’s air ducts. Some older homes have decades of dust accumulating in their ductwork, reducing airflow and lowering indoor air quality (IAQ).

Older ducts also develop cracks and holes over the years through which heated or cooled air leaks out. So, if one room or section of your home has low airflow, the duct run leading to that area might need repairs.

There’s no need to tolerate poor airflow in your home any longer. Contact Aloha Air Conditioning today to schedule an inspection and tuneup for your HVAC system.

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