Improper airflow normally results from one of the following causes:
Ductwork issues – Over time, ductwork can deteriorate or become damaged. If you
had good airflow at one time but not now, this is likely the cause. On
the other hand, if you have always had hot and cold spots in your home
the ductwork may have been improperly sized during installation.
Return air issues – One of the most common causes of improper airflow
is a lack of return air, or improperly sized return air ducts. Proper
air circulation in your home depends on a good balance between return
air and supply ducts. A lack of return air results in rooms, which may
feel stagnant and are consistently hot or cold, depending on the season.
Air balance issues – Many homeowners complain of too much air in
some rooms and too little air in others. This problem cannot be solved
by adjusting supply grilles in the affected rooms. Instead, installation
of manual air dampers into the ductwork allows airflow to be balanced
to all rooms in the home. Ask your
service technician if dampers have been installed in your ductwork and, if so, have him adjust
them for balanced air flow.
Airflow issues are very common and usually can be solved by professionals.
If you wonder about airflow issues in your home call
Tom's Mechanical, an
Arlington HVAC company has been solving air flow issues for its customers for more than 50 years!