Nearly every property owner is familiar with their heating and air conditioning, but we’ve found that very few understand the complexities of their ventilation. We at Vanport Mechanical and Fire Sprinkler Inc., want to ensure all of our customers have an understanding of their HVAC systems so in this article, we’ll talk about some little-known facts about ventilation you may find helpful.
Air Flow Problems in New Homes
One common occurrence we see in newer homes in our area is that they don’t have enough return air. This means not enough air is being brought back into the system to be able to keep up with temperature demands.
Air Flow Problems in Older Homes
In older homes, we’ve come across remodels where additions were made and equipment replaced to accommodate for the new square footage, but the duct size was not. When this happens, the home isn’t getting the level of air flow necessary.
Air Flow Balancing
Air flow balancing is a series of tests performed to ensure that your air conditioner is working efficiently and producing the desired goals for airflow throughout your home or building. They are helpful if you’re about to purchase a larger air conditioner or are just curious if you’re getting the most comfortable amount of air flow.
Common Problems Caused by Ductwork Issues
If your air conditioner is on, but isn’t producing enough air, don’t be quick to blame the air conditioning unit. There could be a wide range of possible causes to your problem, in fact, poor ductwork can also be the cause. Below are a few problems caused by ductwork issues.
- Poor airflow
- Hot & cold spots
- Poor air quality
- Noise issues
- And more
A professional HVAC contractor can quickly diagnose the crux of the problem, saving you time and possibly money than doing it yourself.
Want to Achieve Air Balance?
It’s important to maintain a proper balance of air flow. Uneven air flow will increase the amount of energy being used, increasing your power bill and impacting your comfort.
If you’re interested in achieving air balance for your home or business, contact us. We’ll test your system and make the necessary adjustments to achieve the ideal air balance. Simply give us a call today to schedule an appointment!
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