The airflow in your HVAC system is something you likely don’t consider until things have already started going amiss. A reduction in airflow can make your air conditioner work harder to deliver comfort, placing extra wear and tear on it and running up your energy bills. Here are four of the most common causes of poor airflow in North Port, FL:

Clogged Filters

A filter works by trapping harmful particles in the air like dust and pet dander, ensuring they don’t get into your ducts and redistributed around the home. When the filter clogs, it can reduce airflow and the efficiency of the entire HVAC system. Changing these filters every three months at a minimum can prevent this; although, monthly changes are best during periods of high usage.

Ductwork Damage

Damage inside your ducts can cause leaks and other problems that impede airflow. These leaks cause the air pressure inside your ducts to change. As a result, the conditioned air often never makes it into your living spaces. This causes a range of issues, the most common being temperature fluctuations throughout your home.

Improper Vent Situation

Not all HVAC systems are designed or installed well. Sometimes, there aren’t enough air vents for the size of the home, leading to drops in air pressure and a limited amount of air that can travel to each room.

Incorrectly Sized Vents or Ductwork

Your HVAC system works via static pressure. When this drops, the air in your vents won’t go where it needs. Vents that are too small or ductwork that’s too large can both cause these static pressure problems.

Notice problems you believe come from poor HVAC airflow? Give All American Heating & Cooling a call and ask us about our HVAC repair and maintenance services. We look forward to serving you!

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