Why Your Home’s Airflow in Folsom, CA, is Inconsistent

One room in your home feels balmy and warm, while another feels stuffy and cold. Sounds like your HVAC system is suffering from poor and inconsistent airflow. In this article, we go over four possible reasons your airflow is inconsistent in your Folsom, CA, home.

Leaky Ducts

Especially common in older homes, ductwork with holes and cracks marring it lets air through, upsetting the delicate balance of air pressure your HVAC system keeps to cycle air throughout your home. Somewhere between a quarter and a half of the air meant to cool your home actually seeps out of these cracks, reducing the efficiency of your AC unit and creating uneven cooling.

Filter Problems

Clogged filters are the most common cause of inconsistent HVAC airflow and repair calls. As we move into spring and summer, begin changing the filter every two to three months to keep up with increased usage and to keep your air conditioner running smoothly.

Sizing Issues

Did you know that the ductwork in your home may be the wrong size? Oversized ducts, a relatively uncommon problem, causes the air pressure inside the vents to drop sharply, which means the cold air dispersing and never making it to all the rooms in your home. Undersized ducts, on the other hand, only manage to deliver cooled air to certain rooms instead of the entire home.

Low Refrigerant

Your air conditioning system relies upon refrigerant to cool the air before cycling it through the vents in your home. When levels drop low enough, system performance gets compromised and the unit is no longer able to cool and force air through the vent system. You’ll need to give us a call if you suspect this is the case so we can make minor repairs and refill the cooling agent.

Make sure your air conditioner is ready for the hot months of summer up ahead. Give us a call at Jaguar Heating & Air to request an AC tuneup appointment today before the pre-season rush!

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