Good indoor airflow keeps your heating system efficient, your home comfortable and your energy bills low. With blocked or restricted airflow in your Buford, GA home, however, you may notice a decrease in the performance of your HVAC system. While causes for poor airflow range from blocked ducts to clogged filters, regular maintenance will keep air circulating smoothly throughout your home.
1. Dirty Ducts
It’s normal for ducts to acquire a buildup of dirt, dust, and other particles. Without regular cleaning, though, dirty ducts can restrict airflow, leading to areas of friction and higher energy costs.
2. Crushed or Leaking Ductwork
There may be physical damage to your ductwork that is causing inefficient airflow and blockages. Over time, ducts may develop small holes or gaps that make your heating system work harder to compensate for the leaks. Have a professional evaluate your existing ductwork for areas that may need replacement.
3. Old Filters
If you don’t replace your furnace filters regularly, they may gather clogs. The buildup of particles prevents air from passing through the filter, leading to an inefficient system and poor airflow.
4. Improper Filters
If the filter on your furnace is too fine, it may create extra resistance that blocks the airflow throughout your heating system. Most residential furnace filters work optimally with a MERV rating between 7 and 12.
5. Lack of Maintenance
Over time, the regular wear and tear of using your heating system can create the need for routine repairs or even a replacement. Schedule regular service visits to keep your equipment up to date and to catch small problems before they lead to system-wide issues.
If you notice signs of poor airflow in your home, call Pruitt Heating & Air, Inc. for HVAC maintenance. Our technicians can recommend a routine maintenance schedule and solutions to keep your airflow moving.
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