Poor Airflow

Common Causes of Poor Airflow in Charlotte, NC

October 12, 2022

Poor airflow harms the energy efficiency of the HVAC system in your home. In addition, you may notice that the rooms in your house have cold and hot spots that are detrimental to your comfort. Here are some common causes of poor airflow in Charlotte, NC, homes:

Ductwork With Leaks or Clogs

Air from your HVAC system travels through ductwork to circulate throughout your home. If there are leaks in the ductwork, the air escapes and reduces the airflow. Ductwork clogs can also affect airflow.

The HVAC filter generally removes debris from the air. But debris that escapes the filter can clog the ductwork and restrict airflow. Maintenance can help prevent leaks and clogs from affecting your ductwork.

Vents or Registers With Blockages

Blocked registers or vents cause poor airflow. Furniture and other items in a room can block registers or vents without your knowledge. Check periodically to make sure nothing obstructs airflow from your registers or vents.

Dirty HVAC Filter

The HVAC filter prevents dirt, pollen, dust and other particles from circulating throughout your home. When the filter becomes dirty, it restricts air from passing through.

Incorrect MERV Rating

Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values (MERVs) measure a filter’s ability to trap particles. Most home HVAC systems can handle a filter rated MERV 7 to 12. A filter rated higher than MERV 12 creates more resistance and reduces airflow in the standard home.

Improve Poor Airflow in Your Charlotte, NC, Home

Poor airflow affects your comfort and the efficiency of your HVAC system. Your system works twice as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature. It also works harder and uses more energy to maintain airflow. Contact Bradham Brothers, Inc. for help with your airflow problems in Charlotte, NC. We have decades of experience helping customers solve their HVAC problems and save energy while maximizing their indoor comfort.

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