If you’re having some inconsistencies in your HVAC’s ability to heat and cool your Paso Robles, California, home, then you need to call in a professional. You might have an issue with your home’s air balancing. Luckily, an HVAC technician can get your system back on track. Here’s why air balancing is important:
Damaged Ductwork or Dirty Filters
Several issues common to restricted airflow include ductwork that has become crushed or twisted and leaky air ducts. This results in a lack of enough free-flowing air making its way into the home. A second issue affecting even airflow is a dirty air filter. When the air filter isn’t frequently changed, it becomes clogged with dirt, dust, and debris, which restricts the airflow and affects circulation.
Inadequate Return Vents
Having too few return vents leads to unbalanced airflow. Return vents remove warm air, cycle it through the HVAC system, and redistribute the air through the home.
Improperly Installed Ducts, Supply Vents, and Dampers
If the ducts, supply vents, and dampers aren’t properly installed, this will result in an unbalanced HVAC system, which leads to uneven airflow and temperatures in the home.
Size of HVAC System
Properly sizing the HVAC system for the home will help prevent air balancing issues. A system that’s too large for the size of the home will tend to shut off too soon, leaving some rooms too warm or too cold. An undersized system can’t adequately distribute air throughout the home.
Homes with more than one level are susceptible to unbalanced airflow due to the need for longer sections of ductwork to accommodate every room. The longer the distance that conditioned air has to travel to these rooms, the more likely it is for you to experience uneven temperatures.
If you live in Paso Robles and need HVAC services, give us a call at Straight Line Heating and Cooling at 805-706-8594. We’ll schedule an appointment with one of our experienced service technicians.
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