If you’re like most homeowners in Staunton, VA, you associate good airflow with a comfortable home. However, you won’t always experience great airflow in your home because of certain factors. Here are four of the most common causes of poor airflow in your home.
1. Blocked Air Vents
Air vents must be clear and without obstructions for air to flow freely through them. If dirt, dust, or contaminants accumulate in the air vents, they block airflow. As a result, the air in your home will become stagnant and unable to circulate properly.
2. Clogged Ductwork
Ductwork is the system of vents and ducts that carries air throughout your home. They’re prone to clogging with dirt and debris, restricting airflow, and preventing proper ventilation of your home. You can solve this problem by installing ductless AC systems that don’t require ductwork or don’t require that you regularly clean your ducts.
3. Poor Insulation
If your home has poor insulation, warm air will make its way in during the summer and cold air will enter in the winter. This causes your HVAC system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, which can lead to poor airflow.
You can improve the insulation in your home by adding weather stripping around doors and windows, sealing any gaps or cracks in the walls, and using insulation blankets on exposed pipes.
4. Oversized Ductwork
The size of the ductwork in your home should be proportionate to the size of your HVAC system. If the ductwork is too large, it will cause the air to move too quickly through the system and won’t allow the proper exchange of air in your home. As a result, you’ll experience poor airflow and uneven temperatures in your home.
If you’re experiencing poor airflow in your home, contact Valley Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing experts today to schedule HVAC maintenance. We’ll help you determine the cause of the problem and find a solution that will improve the airflow in your home.
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