Have you been experiencing poor airflow in your Cranberry, PA, home? Are some rooms warmer or stuffier than others? Here are three reasons your home may have difficulties with limited airflow.
Dirty Air Filter
A dirty air filter can be a major culprit when it comes to low airflow. When your filter is clogged, air will have a more difficult time passing through. This makes your system have to work harder to transfer air through your house. A dirty filter can also pose more allergy and health threats to you and your family.
Surprisingly, an air filter that is too efficient can also cause poor airflow. Filtration ratings range from 1 to 20. While high-density filters will remove more particles from the air, they will slow down your unit.
Even though regular HVAC maintenance is important, ductwork repair and cleaning often get overlooked. The ducts in your home can fill with dust and dirt, making it more difficult for air to travel through your home.
As a result, the air that does make it through your home is of a lower quality than it should be. Damaged or clogged ducts can also make it harder for your HVAC system to cool your house, causing your energy bills to skyrocket if you want to maintain comfort in your home.
Inefficient HVAC Unit
If you have an older HVAC system, it could be struggling to cool your home. Older systems tend to run less efficiently than newer units.
Before they fail completely, old air conditioners often cost you an arm and a leg in repair costs and high energy bills. Upgrading your old unit to a new, more efficient replacement can save you a significant amount of money in the long run.
If you noticed a recent disturbance in your home’s normal airflow, it might be time to assess the problem. Keep cool this summer and improve your home’s airflow by giving the knowledgeable maintenance team at Titan HVAC HVAC Inc. a call today.
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