Everyone wants to keep their family comfortable. When you have issues with poor airflow, you may experience issues such as uneven heating or stuffy air. There are a variety of aspects that can cause poor airflow in your home. You will find a list of some of the most common ones below. If you believe you are experiencing any of these issues, contact Modern Air Solutions for a consultation.

Lack of Filter Change

If your HVAC system’s filter is dirty, the dust trapped in the filter may be preventing air from flowing through your air ducts. Be sure to change your filter regularly. Most standard filters require changing on a monthly basis. However, some high-efficiency filters may last longer. If you are unsure how often you should change your filter, ask a Modern Air Solutions technician the next time they visit your Bensalem home.

Ductwork Design

The design of your ductwork also affects airflow in your home. If the ductwork is the wrong size, the amount of air flowing into your home can be affected. Also, if your home has been renovated since your system was installed, your ductwork may need to be adjusted by Modern Air Solutions.

Damaged Ductwork

If any of your ductwork is damaged, it can also affect the air pressure within your air ducts. Your ducts can be damaged by debris, animals, wear and tear, or even humans. Modern Air Solutions can help you repair or replace any damaged ductwork.

Dirty Air Ducts

Over time, dust and other debris will collect in your filter. As the piles of dirt grow, they block more air from flowing throughout your air ducts. This means less air actually makes it into your home. Then you end up will warm or cool spots in your home. Be sure to schedule air duct cleaning from a professional company like Modern Air Solutions every 5-10 years.

Dirty Condenser

Like your air ducts, dirt can also collect on your condenser. Leaves, sticks, animal nests, and other debris can also clog your system. If the airflow is blocked, this can cause your system to overheat. Be sure to clear debris from your condenser regularly to ensure your system can properly ventilate.

Dirty Vents and Return Air Runs

Vents and return air runs are yet two more places where dirt can collect and cause airflow problems in your home. Every month or two, be sure to take a damp cloth and gently wipe off your vents.

Thermostat Issues

If there is an issue with your thermostat, it may not be giving the rest of your system the right directions to condition your home the way you want it. If you have checked the other issues on this list and still can’t figure out what is wrong, have your thermostat checked.

Programmable Thermostat

Wrong Sized Unit

If your HVAC unit is too small, it may not be able to provide the load you need to properly warm or cool your home. On the other hand, if your system is too large it may turn on and off often making it inefficient. If you notice your HVAC system running too often or for short periods of time, contact Modern Air Solutions for a consultation.

Lack of Filter Change

If your HVAC system’s filter is dirty, the dust trapped in the filter may be preventing air from flowing through your air ducts. Be sure to change your filter regularly. Most standard filters require changing on a monthly basis. However, some high-efficiency filters may last longer. If you are unsure how often you should change your filter, ask a Modern Air Solutions technician the next time they visit your Bensalem home.

Doors and Windows

Doors and windows may be one of the main places you are losing conditioned air. There are multiple ways to avoid leaks and minimize the amount of air you are losing. This includes making sure they are closed, locked, and properly sealed. Thick curtains can also help insulate your home. If you have any unused rooms or areas of your home, you can close the doors that lead to them.

Furniture

Finally, you will want to make sure the area around your vents and return air runs are clear. When furniture blocks your vents, it traps the air so it can't flow throughout your home. Then you end up paying to condition air that your family does not get to enjoy.