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The Top 3 Ways to Increase Airflow in Your Home

Are you tired of stale of stagnant air in your home? Does your HVAC system not provide the same level of heating or cooling relief that it used to? If so, it may be because of a problem with your system’s airflow. When the flow of air coming from your heater/AC unit is disrupted, it’s impossible to achieve the perfect temperature from room to room. Moreover, as the air from your system fails to circulate, you may notice diminished indoor air quality, too. Keep reading to learn the top 3 ways to increase airflow in your home, and contact our Highland Village HVAC pros at Strittmatter for all your essential air conditioning and heating needs.

The 3 best ways to increase airflow in your home are:

  1. Clean or replace your air filter: By preventing dust, pollen, and other contaminants from entering your heating and cooling system, air filters keep your home’s air clean and help your HVAC system function properly. If the air filter is clogged or dirty, your HVAC system’s energy efficiency will go down, and the airflow throughout your home will suffer. Thankfully, our technicians provide air filter cleaning and replacements, so you never have to deal with unclean air for long. Whether your filter is dirty, worn out, or was simply installed incorrectly, Strittmatter knows how to make adjustments to restore your airflow to peak condition.
  2. Repair or replace ductwork: Your ducts are the channels through which air is circulated throughout your home. If your ductwork is cracked or has any leaks, the air from your HVAC system will start to escape, reducing airflow and decreasing your comfort. Fortunately, our technicians have the tools and technology to repair cracks and holes in your ductwork. We can also help size your ducts, determining whether they are too big or small to provide proper airflow. In some cases, if your ductwork is only likely to continue to negatively affect your airflow, we may recommend full-on replacement.
  3. Have a technician inspect your return vents: After the air from your HVAC system has gone through the filter and traveled through your ducts, it comes out of your home’s return vents. Many homeowners forget to clean their vents, which reduces airflow and air quality. However, it’s also possible that your vents are not open enough for air to properly flow through your home. That’s why our Highland Village HVAC techs provide inspections to help determine whether your return vents are being used properly, and whether you have the correct number of vents in the first place.

For more on airflow and other heating and cooling issues, call Strittmatter now at (940) 260-0386, or click here to send us a message online.

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