A central furnace should evenly distribute warm air to every room in your home in Oreana, IL. Weak and uneven air circulation is a sign that your system needs repairs. Here, we’ll discuss how a clogged filter, a blocked vent, dirt and dust buildup in the system, or an incorrectly sized system can cause uneven airflow.
Air Filter Issue
Failure to replace your air filter every few months will allow dirt and dust to build up and hinder airflow into the system. If you have pets or live in an area with lots of dust or other particulates, you’ll want to replace the filter more often. Be sure you’re using a filter with the appropriate MERV rating for your system.
Closing a vent to an unoccupied room may sound sensible, but it puts pressure on the heating system and creates uneven temperatures in the other rooms. The same will happen if furniture or other belongings cover your vents. Always be sure to keep several inches of clearance on all sides of your vents.
Failing Blower Motor
One fundamental maintenance task is cleaning and checking for broken and worn parts. A dirty or broken blower can’t generate the necessary force to adequately circulate the conditioned air. With a failing motor, you’ll notice that the rooms farthest from the unit suffer from cold spots.
An Undersized System
In rare instances, owners find that they have an undersized heating system, or the air ducts are too small. If you have recently made an addition to your home or undergone other major remodeling, the system may be inadequate for this growing need. If the ducts are too small, the system may struggle to heat larger spaces.
If you live in Oreana and are contending with uneven airflow, contact Tica, Inc. Heating and Cooling for the proper repair. Our NATE-certified technicians can fix any brand or model of furnace or heat pump.
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