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Poor Airflow = Poor Heating

filter-ductTemperatures are likely to start warming up in the next few weeks. But that does not mean that we should be shutting down our heating systems just yet. We may still be in for some chilly nights, and you’ll want to make sure your heater is on stand-by. Of course part of that is making sure that your heating system is able to operate effectively and efficiently when you need it to.

If there is something messing with the airflow into or out of your heater this can affect your comfort in a bad way. We want to cover why the airflow for your heater is important and what might be messing with it. Doing this will make sure you will know when to reach out for professional heater repair in Charlottesville, VA. Some of this information can even be applied to benefit your air conditioner too!

Why Bad Airflow Is Bad News

Having poor airflow in and out of your HVAC system is never a good thing, period. For one it is going to hinder your comfort. For another, it’s going to drive up your heating bills. And of course, there is also that it is likely to be caused by something that is adding extra stress onto your heating system. When your heater is struggling with poor airflow, you should address it ASAP.

What Causes Airflow Issues in My Heating System?

you are likely wondering what can cause airflow problems for your heating system. We are happy to give you that information. Having this info can help you troubleshoot whether you have a problem that you can fix or whether you need to reach out for professional service.

Here are three potential causes of poor airflow in or out of your heater:

  • The system filter is clogged: The filter for your heater keeps dirt and debris out of the interior of the system. If your filter becomes clogged with built-up dirt and debris it will reduce the amount of air that is able to enter the heater. This filter needs to be changed every month or every few months based on how much use the heater gets and even based on how clean the air in your home is.
  • There is a fan problem: Another potential cause of poor airflow from your heater may be problems with the blower fan responsible for pulling air into and pushing it out of your system. If the fan is broken or malfunctioning it needs to be seen to by a professional technician.
  • You have leaky ductwork: If you have a furnace or a ducted heat pump you may also encounter problems with your ductwork down the line. Leaks and holes in your ductwork can allow heated air to escape into your walls and crawlspaces, reducing the amount of warmth that actually makes it into your home. This adds stress to your heating system and can reduce your comfort.

Contact Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your heater repairs. We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home. 

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