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What’s Blocking Airflow and Raising Your Energy Bill?

It’s impossible to overemphasize the importance of even airflow to virtually every aspect of your HVAC system’s functioning. Since airflow obstructions can significantly decrease your system’s efficiency and raise your energy bills, you need to know what might cause them. Here are three things that can block your airflow through your Moore Haven, FL, home:

Dirty or Old Air Filters

Clogged air filters are a very frequent cause of airflow obstruction. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to fix, and you can even do so by yourself.

You must remember to change your HVAC system’s air filter at least once every 90 days. If you have a reusable filter, don’t forget to clean itat this interval. Otherwise, debris that the filter removes from the air will gather on its mesh, eventually preventing air from moving as necessary.

Damaged Ductwork

Traditional central HVAC systems use ducts to distribute treated air throughout your home. Like your filters, ducts can also fill up with gunk and dirt that may prevent air from flowing smoothly. System efficiency can also drop if there are any holes in your ducts through which treated air can escape. Duct cleaning services can remove any filth that has built up in your ducts over the years.

Small Vents or Ducts

Even if your ducts are in good physical shape, they may be too small to properly accommodate your HVAC system. A large and powerful HVAC system can treat a lot of air, but if your ducts are too small to fit it all efficiently, it won’t perform well. A correctly sized HVAC system is crucial to maintaining energy-efficient airflow in your house.

Poor airflow can have ripple effects that harm your HVAC system’s efficiency and send your energy bills through the roof. All homeowners in Moore Haven, FL, should know to stay on top of this issue. For help, call Miller’s Central Air, Inc. and ask for our HVAC services.

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