When homeowners learn from their air conditioning companies that their home is suffering from poor airflow or uneven heating and cooling, many quickly agree to have duct booster fans installed around their properties. However, what some don’t realize is that duct booster fans aren’t the real answer to these issues. Instead, there are two long-term solutions to solving poor airflow and uneven heating and cooling.
Keeping Up With Proper HVAC Maintenance
Most of the time, poor airflow is caused by improper HVAC maintenance. As such, you need to pay attention to your HVAC system to rectify the issue. According to experts, one of the frequently overlooked reasons for poor airflow is the air filter; installing the wrong filter in your furnace or failing to regularly replace it can cause it to clog and reduce the efficiency of furnace fans.
Peeling duct tape that leads to separation between the sections of ductwork is another possible reason you have poor airflow. This issue allows air to escape from the ducts and reduces the overall pressure. To check for duct leaks, HVAC and electric panel companies recommend a simple test with colored smoke. If the test shows that your ductwork does have issues, call a professional like All Seasons, Inc. immediately.
Updating Older Air Return Systems
Most homes nowadays are equipped with an air return system, which allows the ducts to pull air back out of a room and pipe it to your furnace. Unfortunately, in many older homes, the air return system may be inadequate for a modern HVAC system to cope with, and as such they’ll need to be expanded or replaced completely. Alternatively, there might be a buildup of dust and dirt, clogging the system and causing poor airflow and uneven heating and cooling.
If you need an expert furnace company to do some work on your home, look no further than All Seasons, Inc. When it comes to heating and air conditioning services, we’re the number one professionals to contact. Give us a call at (253) 879-9144 or fill out our contact form to request more information. We serve homeowners in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, and other nearby areas in WA.