Proper airflow is an important aspect to a fully efficient HVAC system. Airflow problems do not only dampen the comfort levels, but it can also cause other issues and lead to costly repairs if neglected. Pressure imbalance caused by gusts or drafts; lack of air or weak air coming from the vents; cold and hot spots in the home; and other issues are all indications the home is experiencing poor airflow and airflow related issues within the HVAC system. Airflow is essential to your HVAC system and we at Hal Mechanical would like to elaborate on the airflow.
Weak Air Conditioner Air Flow
Causing a strained system that leads to compressor failure, airflow problems that are ignored for any length of time will cause a negative impact. A replacement unit is likely to be required if the compressor, which is much like a heart for the A/C, fails. Be sure to immediately call upon expert professionals to diagnose and remedy any airflow related issues immediately.
Improve Airflow in Register & Vents
Improve airflow through the registers and vents by ensuring they are open, and nothing is impeding their progress such as furniture and clutter. Make sure the surfaces are clean periodically.
Blocked Condenser Unit
The condenser is housed in the outdoor unit, which can easily become accumulated by dust, dirt, leaves, and other debris. Anything stored too close can also obstruct proper performance. The outdoor unit needs to be cleaned on a routine basis and make sure there is at least 1 foot of clearance, and 3 feet is preferable.
Dirty Air Filters
Filters that are overburdened impede airflow. As one of the top common contributors to poor airflow and other problems, it is vital the filters are cleaned or changed every 1-3 months. They will need maintenance more often if you live in dust climates, have indoor pets, and have people living in the home.
Not Enough Supply & Return Air Due to Leaky or Clogged Ductwork
Due to poor installation and other circumstances, ducts can develop cracks or holes, or loosen up at the connection points over time. The leaks allowing the air that was heated or cooled is lost behind the ceiling and walls, weakening the airflow. Ducts that narrow, and areas that round corners clog easily, but the ducts are capable of being clogged. Having them cleaned periodically is essential and if you suspect leaks, have a professional repair them will improve the airflow.
Home Thermostat Problems
The airflow can be impacted by a faulty thermostat, or one that is not correctly set or has a low battery.
Low Performance HVAC Fans
To help push the air along, the fans designed throughout the HVAC system. Residue buildup, dirt, and debris can cause the blower motors to become sluggish. During maintenance and tune-up services, the fans are cleaned. If you suspect the fans are causing the poor airflow, you are likely due for HVAC system service maintenance and should have it scheduled immediately.
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Poor airflow in your home or business can also be contributed to low refrigerant levels, over-sized appliance units, filthy coils and an outdated HVAC design. Waiting too long to rectify the airflow problem can cause costlier repairs. Improve the HVAC system airflow as soon as possible and call Hal Mechanical and let our certified professionals find the issue and make the necessary repairs.