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Why Does It Seem Like There Is Less Airflow in My Home?

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Here are three things you can try to improve your heating and air conditioning performance.

For many people, heating and air conditioning are two of the priciest aspects of keeping a home running. It can be frustrating when your HVAC system doesn’t perform at optimal levels. You don’t pay those ever increasing utility bills just to be uncomfortable in your own home. What can be done if you notice decreasing air flow in your home? Here are three things you can easily check yourself:

  1. The first and easiest thing to do is see if all of your air vents are fully open. A closed air vent will make a huge difference in the temperature in that room, and furthermore, closing off vents actually costs you extra money by forcing your system to work harder and use more energy.
  2. If you have a zoned HVAC system, make sure that all of your zones are on and functioning. Perhaps you turned off a zone when you went on vacation and then forgot to turn it back on again when you got home. Things like this are easy to forget and can have a drastic effect on the comfort levels in your home.
  3. Another easy thing to check is your air filters. If it’s been awhile since you replaced them, the filters could be clogged with dust and debris. This can easily cause a reduction of air flowing through your HVAC system.

If you have tried these three steps and don’t see any results, it’s time to call in a professional. There could be something failing within the heating and air conditioning system that is preventing it from adequately heating or cooling your home’s air supply.

Contact us to check out a sampling of heating and air conditioning services available for residents of the Oxford, NC area or call Brummitt Heating and Cooling today at 919-693-5536.