You don’t need to be an expert to know that good airflow is a cornerstone of staying healthy and cool, so when your air conditioner’s flow starts feeling lackluster, it can dampen your quality of life. The hot and humid air in Intercession, FL, can not only dehydrate you, but it’s also uncomfortable. Once you find out why your home’s airflow isn’t what it should be, there are a few solutions you can try to improve it.
The Simple Solutions
Sometimes the problem to your airflow issue might have a simple solution. Check for these issues first:
- Are all the air vents in each room open and not blocked? Large pieces of furniture can block air vents. Bookshelves, headboards and living room furniture occasionally block vents.
- Did you close a vent? Many people make the mistake of closing a vent in hopes of redirecting the air to another space, but this can actually put a strain on your HVAC system. It can also worsen the airflow in your home.
- Have you checked your filters? Generally, you should replace your unit’s air filters monthly for optimum performance. Make sure that you replace the filter with one that’s compatible with your unit, though; a filter that’s too thick can block airflow, and a filter that’s too small won’t be effective.
Do You Have a Leak?
You may think air duct leaks have to be large to be significant, but most often, they’re not. Leaks of any size in your ductwork can have a significant impact on the airflow in your home.
Air duct leaks are some of the most common culprits behind poor airflow, and they can cost you a lot of money if you don’t get them repaired. If the air is leaking out, there’s a reduction in the pressure your HVAC system creates, which slows down all airflow in your home.
Are Your Ducts Dirty?
Chances are that if you haven’t been replacing your filters, then pollutants have been creeping into your ductwork. Your filters can only withhold so much dirt and dust before pollutants sneak their way into your HVAC system.
Dust, dirt and spores can coat your air ducts and slow down airflow dramatically. Not only that, but when your air ducts are dirty, then that dirty air gets into the air in your home, where you breathe it in. Dirty, polluted air is hard on those with allergies, asthma and immunodeficiencies.
When Did You Last Have Maintenance?
Just like it’s important to maintain your automobile, so must you maintain your air ducts and other HVAC equipment if you want them to function properly and last as long as they can. When you call us, we’ll perform a thorough HVAC maintenance inspection and tune-up on your system.
Regular use of your HVAC system leads to simple wear and tear that we address during a maintenance checkup. We’ll also look for any issues that could turn into bigger ones if left unaddressed. Catching problems like this early on and getting them fixed right away can extend the lifespan of your system.
How to Improve Your Airflow
Getting a zoned system is perhaps the best way to improve the airflow in your home. A zoned system allows you to have greater control over different areas of your home without compromising efficiency. With a zoned system, you can set a separate temperature for different spaces in your home.
You’ll need to have a professional install a zoned system in your home. We can evaluate your home and let you know whether this would be a feasible option for you.
If you think you’re not getting the airflow you should, contact us at Frank’s Air Conditioning, Inc., and we’ll come out and inspect your air ducts and clean them if necessary. We’ll find out what’s keeping your airflow from being all that it could be, and we’ll propose the best solution for improving it. We also offer a maintenance plan and same-day service for your convenience.
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