If your home has poor airflow, you’ll notice very little air coming through the vents and find it difficult to maintain the proper temperatures in your living space. There are many problems that can contribute to poor airflow in your home. Here are some common causes with tips on what you can do about the problem.
The Filter Is Dirty
You should change the air filter in your HVAC system at least once every three months. Once a month, take a look at the filter and inspect it for visible dust and dirt. If the filter is noticeably dirty, you may need to change it more often. A filthy filter obstructs airflow throughout the system, so you’ll have less air coming through your vents.
Your Ducts Are Damaged
The ducts in your AC system are responsible for delivering air throughout the home. If they’re leaky, dented, or otherwise damaged, they can’t do their job properly. Poor airflow is one of the top signs that you may need new ducts
. Contact an HVAC specialist for a duct inspection to see if this is the source of your problem.
The Condenser Unit Is Blocked
Outside your home, you’ll find a condenser unit that draws air in for your cooling system. If you have tall grass, weeds, branches, or other debris around the condenser, it won’t be able to pull air in efficiently. Check the condenser to see if you can improve your airflow by clearing some space around it.
You Need More Air Vents
Some homes aren’t constructed with proper HVAC needs in mind. If your home doesn’t have many air ducts, it may not be able to provide even, steady airflow throughout your living space. Our professionals can assess your home to see if installing more air vents will help.
The Blower Motor Needs Care
Your system’s blower motor powers the fans that circulate air throughout your home. If the blower motor is damaged, dirty, or poorly maintained, it can become slow. This leaves you with far less air than you need to maintain comfortable temperatures in your home. You should have your HVAC system maintained annually to prevent this type of problem.
Your Unit is the Wrong Size
Your heating and cooling systems must be properly sized to deliver the right airflow through your home. A system that’s too small isn’t powerful enough, and one that’s too big will cycle on and off too often to keep the airflow going. We can inspect your HVAC system and let you know if it’s the right size. If you need a new installation, we’ll help you find the right fit for your home.
If you suspect that your system needs professional service
to resolve its airflow issues, give Del-Air a call. Our experienced HVAC technicians can help you diagnose the problem and restore proper airflow and comfort levels, so your Floridian home feels fresh and cool again in no time.