Are you feeling stuffy and uncomfortable in your Gretna, LA home? Restricted airflow could be the culprit! If you’re wondering why this is happening, below are several common reasons. Stay tuned to learn more.

Dirty Filters

Your HVAC system is not only responsible for keeping the temperatures comfortable, but it also plays a key role in cleaning the air in your home. Over time, dirt builds up on your filters, restricting airflow. A good rule of thumb is to replace the filters every few months, or as per manufacturer recommendations, to ensure sufficient airflow. If you have pets, it’s never a bad idea to change the filters on a monthly or bi-monthly basis as well.

You Skipped Preventive Tune-Ups

Regular maintenance is crucial to keep your equipment running efficiently and prevent potential problems. Without routine tune-ups, you may miss small, easily fixable issues that contribute to poor airflow.

You Have the Wrong-Sized System

If your system is too small, it may not be able to circulate enough air to cool or heat your home effectively. On the other hand, if it’s too large, it may cycle on and off frequently, leading to restricted airflow. Ensuring that your equipment is the correct size for your home and meets the necessary ventilation requirements is essential.

You Have an Old HVAC System

As your heating and cooling system ages, it becomes less efficient, potentially struggling to circulate air throughout your home. This means that it needs to work harder and longer to achieve the set temperatures, translating to unusually high energy usage. In this case, it may be more cost-effective to replace it with a newer, more efficient model.

Since 1981, we’ve provided reliable and affordable services to community members. Contact our team at Bryans United Air Conditioning for quality and timely HVAC services by factory-trained and NATE-certified technicians.

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