Having consistent airflow in your Rolesville, North Carolina, home is important for family comfort. Poor airflow is not only uncomfortable but can also point to bigger problems with your HVAC system. Here are three common reasons you might have low airflow in your home.
A clogged filter is one of the most common culprits behind low airflow. Your HVAC system’s air filter helps keep dust and other contaminants from getting in your home, but if that filter becomes full of debris, it can hinder airflow significantly. Change your filter regularly — at least once every few months.
It’s also important to get a filter that’s the correct MERV rating for your unit. Filters that are too fine can act like clogs, reducing airflow and forcing your HVAC system to work harder to pull air through.
One of the main functions of an HVAC system’s exterior component is to remove heat from your home. Heat gets trapped in the coils and then gets released outside. If the coils become too dirty, they won’t be able to release heat properly. This slows the system down and can lead to low airflow or a poorly cooled home. Every few months, go outside and check your system’s coils to make sure they aren’t too dirty. If you schedule regular HVAC maintenance, a technician will do this for you.
Air circulates throughout your home primarily through ducts, so any issues with your duct system, especially leaks, can cause low airflow in your home. When the cool air gets released into the attic or crawl space containing the ducts, you’ll end up with rooms that receive little to no air. Plus, you’ll waste a significant amount of energy, which can lead to high utility bills.
Are you concerned about the airflow in your home? Call our HVAC experts at Mitchell Heating & Cooling at 919-948-3263 to evaluate your HVAC system today.
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