Poor furnace airflow can be annoying to deal with, especially if the root cause is not the furnace’s operation. The problem often exists in the air ducts transferring air from the furnace to your rooms. We don’t expect you to know everything there is when it comes to heating. We’re here to help today. Here are three possible causes of poor furnace airflow.
1. Improper Installation of Air Duct System
Ductwork is installed in every home in such a manner that it provides a specific quantity of air to an area. Changing the duct run configuration affects the proficiency and the quantity of air supplied to an area by the ductwork.
Poorly installed ductwork may not allow you to reach the maximum airflow the furnace is capable of. The more time it takes for the air to travel to its destination, taking several turns, the more turbulence it will be subjected to, which will eventually reduce the chances of the air making its way to the intended location.
2. Duct Leakage
Your home is going to incur damage over time. Because of this, you’ll notice minor cracks and holes. Although they may feel insignificant, the result is increased energy bills and a lower level of comfort.
The United States Department of Energy has states that standard ductwork has about 35 to 50 percent leakage. This means almost half of the air meant to reach a certain area of your home from the furnace cannot do so.
It is imperative to create duct runs in a balanced manner to ensure that every room is getting its preferred share of warm air from the furnace. According to the National Comfort Institute (NCI), the extent of insulation and leakage points determine the kind of airflow your home gets from the furnace. Therefore, it is important to ensure that there are no faults with the ductwork and insulation in your home.
3. Oversized or Undersized Ducts
The furnace’s warm air uses static pressure to travel through the ductwork and reach its designated location. However, if the air ducts’ size is too big or small, the air pressure will be reduced, not letting the air reach the intended area.
A lot of the time, ductwork installed in homes is too small. This restricts the air movement as it travels around the tight bends and turns present in the air duct system leading to a subpar furnace airflow.
Professional Service Counts
You should rely on a professional team for all your furnace services. We understand how your furnace and your ductworks systems both affect each other. We make sure that the two can coexist peacefully so that you get the best service possible.
The secret is to contact our team sooner than later. This way, you won’t allow your heating problems to get any worse. Time definitely exacerbates your heating issues. We’re always available to help you with what you need. Reach out as soon as things go awry.