Two Reasons for Reduced HVAC Airflow

There are so many things that could go wrong with your HVAC system that it is often easiest to just call a specialist. However, if you notice reduced airflow when using your heating or air conditioning, there are a few things you can do on your own to check out your system. You might even end up finding the problem and fixing it yourself.

A Clogged Furnace Filter

A clogged furnace filter is often the cause of reduced air flow with central heating and air conditioning. Many central heating and air conditioning systems use the air pump on the furnace to circulate the air throughout the ducts. So, a clogged furnace filter can even make your air conditioner less efficient. Unfortunately, many people don't realize this so they don't even think to check the filter during the summer. Changing the furnace filter is very quick and easy. Most filters are simply in a small compartment behind a hinged door. You don't even need any tools to open the door. Just pop it open and pull the filter out. Most furnace filters are about the size of a small pizza box. If your filter is kicked up with dirt and grime, just throw it away and get a new one. However, if it is just mildly dusty, cleaning off and put it back in. Wow the filter is removed, you should clean out the hose near the input. This is a common area for build up and blockage.

Dirty Air Registers

Clogged air registers are another common reason for reduced airflow. This is an especially common problem on registers with adjustable vents. Furthermore, some people clean out their events by brushing them with a duster. In reality, this just pushes the dust and dirt in between events back into the ducts. it doesn't do much to unclog the vents. This is why you should completely remove the vents from the wall and give them a thorough cleaning. You can easily remove the vents by just loosening two screws. While the events are removed, you should also inspect your duct system to see if there is clogging. Use a flashlight to peer inside the ducts and take a close look at the intersections because this is where build up is most common.

These two common problems are easy to fix. In the long run, they could end up increasing efficiency of your entire HVAC system. For assistance, talk to a HVAC contractor like Super Cool Heating & Air.