Enjoying Good Airflow

3 Reasons Your Home Has Poor Airflow

November 1, 2022

Homeowners in Andrews, TX, will soon start firing up their furnaces to keep their homes warm through the night. But what causes one end of your home to get blazing hot while the bedrooms on the other end won’t warm up no matter how high you turn up the thermostat? Below are three reasons your home might have poor airflow.

Air Filter is Dusty

An old HVAC filter clogged up with dust and pet dander is one of the most common causes of restricted airflow. Replacing your furnace filter once a month during peak heating season doesn’t cost much and only takes a few minutes of your time. It’s one of the few HVAC maintenance tasks that you can do yourself, but we’re happy to do it for you during your fall HVAC tuneup.

Air Vents Need Attention

Dust that accumulates on the vents in your walls and floors can limit airflow. Furniture or bookshelves blocking the vents will also cause problems. And some folks who prefer to keep their bedroom a little cooler will close the registers. Doing so isn’t a good idea. Keep all air vents open to prevent pressure from building up.

Ductwork Has Some Problems

Another cause of bad airflow common in older homes – and even some newer ones – is that the air ducts accumulate a lot of dust and debris. In some cases, old ductwork can become brittle and develop tears and holes that allow heated air to escape. This reduces the amount of warm air that reaches those rooms furthest from the furnace.

Don’t let poor airflow prevent you and your family from feeling comfortable in your own home this fall. If your home’s heating system isn’t getting the job done and needs maintenance or repairs, contact WTR (West Texas Refrigeration) today for heater repair services in Andrews, TX.

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