One of the critical aspects of a well-functioning HVAC system in Henderson, NV, is its airflow. Proper airflow allows for the even transfer of hot or cool air in your home. Here are some reasons your home is experiencing poor airflow.
Blockages in Vents or Registers
In most homes, people unknowingly have objects, such as furniture, at the openings of their vents and registers. These blockages limit air flowing into your home through the vents.
Blocking the vents to prevent warm air into their room will compromise the entire home’s airflow. Try investing in zoned heating and cooling to heat different areas of your home independently.
Dirty Air Filters
Air filters pull in and clean outdoor air as it enters your home. With time, they can acquire a buildup of trapped dirt, pet dander, pollen and other contaminants that clog the filters, limiting the air they let through.
Reducing the amount of air coming into your home causes your HVAC to overwork, risking premature wear and tear and inefficiency. You need to inspect your filter every month to see dirt levels and swap out the filter as needed.
If your vents are open and your filters are clean, but you’re still experiencing poor airflow, chances are the problem lies in the ductwork. Ductwork damage such as leaks or loose joints can cause significant air loss, reducing air passing through the ducts. Up to 30% of your heating or cooling energy can leak out from your duct system.
Faulty installation of an undersized or wrongly planned duct system also risks affecting your home’s airflow. Hire an HVAC technician for repairs if you think your ductwork is faulty.
Faulty Blower Fan
Your blower fan serves the sole purpose of causing air to move. An old or worn-out blower functions ineffectively with slower rotations, reducing the amount of air it blows. Consider HVAC maintenance service to tune up your system and its components.
If you work at achieving solutions for the problems listed above, you can be sure to increase your airflow and HVAC efficiency. Contact our experts at Aloha Air Conditioning for HVAC installation and repairs.
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