Is your HVAC system not pumping out as much warm or cool air as it should? It may not be pumping out as much air to begin with. In addition to having a negative effect on your indoor comfort, it can also have a similar effect on your system’s HVAC efficiency.
The following steps are what HVAC technicians would suggest if you’re having issues with your system’s airflow:
Make Sure the Air Register Is Open – It might sound too simple, but registers often get overlooked, especially with manually-operated registers. In the case of weak airflow, check the registers first, and make sure they’re open.
Avoid Blocking the Register – This is yet another common problem. Registers should have enough clearance to encourage proper airflow, so blocking them with furniture or decor will only hinder proper cooling and heating. Also, it’s never a good idea to place furniture, especially valuable pieces, against spots where it will be exposed to temperature extremes. Constant exposure to cold air or warm air can cause irreversible damage to wood, composite, and surrounding wallpaper.
Clean the Air Conditioner Filters – Your air conditioner maintenance routine, which should be conducted twice a year, should include checking your filters. Ideally, filters should be cleaned, or replaced, if disposable, during every inspection. Conduct monthly checks during cooling season, as filters tend to get full quickly with heavy air conditioning use. Condenser coils should likewise be cleaned professionally if found to be dirty.
Check the Ductwork – Blockage, leaks, and disconnected sections in the ductwork can result in low airflow. The location and size of the ductwork will limit your inspections, but you should be able to see apparent problems especially in areas like the attic, or the part that’s immediately connected to your HVAC system. If low airflow persists after checking the filters and register, have your HVAC system and ductwork inspected by a professional.
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