4 Reasons for Your Home’s Poor Airflow

If the air in your home isn’t circulating properly, it’ll often feel stuffy, even when your house is at a comfortable temperature. Here are some reasons you may experience poor airflow in your Suffolk, VA, home:

Dirty Air Filters

When your air filter becomes dirty, the air conditioner’s fan motor has trouble pushing air through it. Therefore, less air circulates, making your home feel more stuffy. Experts recommend changing your filter every 30 to 60 days.

Clogged Ducts

Over time, dust and debris can build up in your home’s ducts. When they become clogged, less air can get into your living space.

Furthermore, the debris can get close to the system’s motor and other parts, so they cannot efficiently move air through your home. In most cases, you will want to get the air ducts cleaned every three to five years.

Leaking Ducts

Over time, many things can damage the structural integrity of the air ducts in your home, including your home’s settling, pests, the age of the ducts and connecting materials and pressure imbalances. When air ducts leak, your Suffolk, VA, home may feel stuffy in some places and too cool in others. If it’s time to replace them, consider a ductless system.

Blocked Vents

When you close or block vents in your home, it forces your AC system to work harder to deliver air to the rest of the property. Furthermore, closing or blocking a vent builds pressure in the system, causing parts not to work efficiently, resulting in poor airflow.

If you’re experiencing trouble with poor airflow in your Suffolk, VA, home, contact Atlantic Shores Heating and Cooling for professional help diagnosing and remedying the problem. We know exactly what you need to maximize indoor comfort and energy efficiency during all the seasons of the year.

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