Find Out How to Combat Reduced Airflow in Your Home

Find Out How to Combat Reduced Airflow in Your Home

When the weather heats up outside, you want your Peachtree City home to stay cool. Having reduced airflow from your ducts can make this difficult, though. Find out more about why you might be having airflow problems with your air conditioning and what you can do to correct this issue.

Closed Vents

The simplest explanation for poor airflow is having closed vents or having something blocking vents in your home. Check all of the vents to make sure that they are open and that nothing is blocking them.

Dirty Ductwork

The ductwork in your home can gather dust and debris over the years. When this happens, this buildup of grime and dust can affect how well air is able to flow through the ducts. This can lead to airflow problems in your home when your air conditioner is running. Having professional duct cleaning done can eliminate this problem.

Duct Leaks

Cool air from your air conditioning system can escape from the ducts as it flows through your home. This results in poor airflow from your vents, making certain parts of your home warmer than you’d like. Damaged vents can develop leaks over time, which allows air to escape before it reaches the vents. Closing up gaps in your ductwork or having damage repaired can stop this from happening and improve the airflow in your home.

Clogged Air Filters

Over time, the air filters in your HVAC system normally become covered in dust, allergens, and other particles. Replacing these filters helps ensure that your HVAC system runs efficiently, but make sure you’re using the right kind of air filter. Certain air filters that are designed to keep out tiny particles can easily become clogged when you use them in your home. Choosing an air filter with a lower MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating instead of these higher-efficiency filters can help prevent this from occurring.

If you need help with reduced airflow in your Peachtree City home, please contact Powers Heating & Air today. We can help ensure that your home remains pleasantly cool all summer long.

1 Comment

  1. David James says:

    Reduced air flow can make you feel uncomfortable, and can sometimes cause home odors and a musty smell. Proper home ventilation and regular HVAC maintenance can help combat reduced air flow inside your home.

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