It’s easy to take your HVAC system for granted when it’s working well. In some cases, problems with airflow can result in total HVAC system failure. Here are the four most common causes of poor airflow in Olathe, KS, homes:
HVAC ducts distribute cool air throughout your home. Air can escape through microscopic cracks or holes in the HVAC ducts as they age. This can impact the volume of air circulating in your home.
An HVAC professional should inspect your system regularly for faults that require repair. Regular cleaning of the ducts also helps to resolve some issues.
Blocked or Aged Air Filters
Using outdated air filters is another cause of poor airflow. This happens when you neglect to change your air filter. A blocked air filter can dramatically reduce the airflow and cause problems with your HVAC system.
Common Wear and Tear
After a certain period has passed, typical wear and tear will occur in your HVAC system. This will cause poor airflow. To establish how bad this issue is, you should engage an expert to run an airflow test and advise whether your HVAC system will require a simple repair or complete replacement.
Low or Missing Refrigerant
Another common cause for poor airflow in home HVAC units is refrigerant leakage. Whether it’s a small leak or a large crack in the refrigerant tank, this will affect the performance of your HVAC system. This problem frequently occurs when you fail to service your HVAC unit.
Frequent servicing of your HVAC system enhances the quality of air it provides. Are you interested in finding out more about potential airflow issues in your HVAC system? Contact Air-Pro Comfort Systems to schedule inspection and maintenance or any other service you need to keep your HVAC system running right.
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