Having good airflow in your Knoxville, Tennessee, home is critical to maintaining good indoor air quality, as well as allowing your system to run as efficiently as possible. If you are noticing your energy bills are higher than normal or your system is having a hard time maintaining the correct temperature, your problem may be poor airflow. Here are a few reasons your airflow may be constricted.

Clogged or Dirty Air Filters

Air filters in your HVAC system need to be routinely changed so air can freely pass through and dangerous allergens and particles get trapped. When your filter is not replaced, the buildup of the trapped particles will cause the airflow through it to weaken. This can lead to hot and cold spots in your home and, ultimately, damage to the system.

Blocked Vents

When vents are blocked, you will receive little to no airflow. This can cause your system to have to overwork. It won’t maintain the right temperature if the heated air is not meeting its appropriate destination. Arrange furniture so that your vents have a path in front of them for the air to travel. Also, vacuum dust and dirt from the vents as part of your routine cleaning.

Leaky Ductwork

You may also be experiencing airflow problems in your ductwork. When there are cracks or leaks in your ductwork, the heated air will escape out before it can reach the vents and into your rooms. Having regular ductwork inspections and ensuring that ductwork is properly sealed can help catch these problems when they are minor and a professional can repair them more easily.

Need help determining if your high utility bills are linked to airflow problems? Contact us at 865-210-8942. One of our Melton Heating and Air Conditioning HVAC professionals will clean and inspect your system to ensure you get the airflow you need.

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