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Low Airflow Guide

HVAC Company in Cincinnati, OH

The efficiency and performance of your HVAC system are determined by the quality and installation of your equipment, maintenance practices, and airflow. If your energy bills have increased while comfort has decreased, optimizing your home’s airflow may help you save money on heating and cooling costs year-round.

National Heating and Air Conditioning is pleased to offer the following tips for improving airflow throughout your home, which can yield instant and long-lasting results for your home!

Are you experiencing issues with low airflow in your Cincinnati home? Call National at 513-399-5757 to schedule an appointment or contact us online today! 

5 Causes of Low Airflow in Cincinnati Homes

There are many things that can contribute to poor airflow in Cincinnati homes, many of which can be easily identified by homeowners. Look out for the following in your home to see what the cause of low airflow may be:

  • Clogged Filter: One of the most common causes of poor airflow, a clogged filter traps large particles inside your system, closing off airflow both into and out of the unit.
  • Leaky Ductwork: Another problem exists within your ventilation system — if the system has cracks or holes inside the ducts, air pressure will drop and result in low airflow.
  • Blower Problems: The air handler (or indoor unit of your AC) can sometimes fail due to issues with the motor or electrical system, which will decrease airflow dramatically.
  • Blocked Vent: An easy fix for homeowners is to see if the vent has been blocked or the damper has been closed as this can seriously impact airflow in the home.
  • Misshapen Ducts: For those using flex ducts to manage airflow throughout the home, these ducts can be more easily damaged and lead to decreased airflow.

While some of these issues can be easily fixed with a simple DIY, blower problems, misshapen flex ducts, and leaky ductwork should all be addressed by a skilled professional. At National Heating & Air Conditioning, our team delivers the timely, effective repairs and maintenance Cincinnati homeowners need to experience improved airflow and comfort. Contact us today to schedule service for your HVAC system!

Increase Air Circulation

Attempting to divert conditioned air from one room to another by closing one or more vents can have an undesirable result. By intentionally blocking the flow of air, your HVAC system will have to work even harder to combat the increase in air pressure. The added pressure may also force the conditioned air to escape through small cracks or gaps in your ductwork, decreasing comfort and efficiency even further.

Change Your Air Filter

An air filter is designed to trap particulate and prevent it from circulating throughout your HVAC system. As the filter becomes clogged or dirty it is necessary to clean or replace it to improve the quality of your indoor air and increase efficiency.

The type of air filter you choose should be based on the manufacturer’s recommendations for your heating or cooling system, typically ranging between a MERV rating of 8 to 13. Although a higher rating is better, choosing an air filter with a rating that is too high for your system will result in a decrease in efficiency if the fan is not powerful enough to push conditioned air through the filter.

Give Your Fan a Break

While you may be tempted to leave your HVAC fan running continuously in an attempt to cool your home, all you will really do is recirculate the air and drive up your electricity bill—not lower the temperature.

Schedule Annual Maintenance

A clean, tuned, well-maintained HVAC system will operate at peak efficiency. During your appointment, one of our trained technicians will perform a thorough inspection to determine the cause of your low airflow and provide the best solution to resolve the problem.

Schedule HVAC Service in Cincinnati, OH

National Heating and Air Conditioning can keep your HVAC system running in top performance, so your home’s airflow is always optimal!

Call National today at 513-399-5757 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. 

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"This company is always friendly and on time. They work hard and always tell me what they think they need to do before they do it. They clean up well after the job is done."

Jenny, Cincinnati

"Keith, Dave, and Randy arrived on time. They were very thorough with explaining all of our new equipment. My family and I could not be mored pleased with National Heating and Air and their employees. I am a very happy..."

Erin, Cincinnati

"Sales and installation was on time, thorough, completed on time and did a quality job at a very reasonable price. Two weeks after we are completely satisfied."

James H., Cincinnati

"This company was wonderful! They even called before they came to ask if they could bring me anything!!! The technician was very thorough and very courteous. I will use them as my heating and air conditioning company loyally. In fact,..."

Customer, Mainville

"I was told by my previous contractor about the possible cost of repairing my 12-year old heat pump and decided a new one was desirable. They gave me a quote and I contacted two additional contractors including National. The rep..."

Pete, Cincinnati

"They do boilers as well and I think they do a great job.  I’ve had other people come out to do the work and they settled with it, but it didn’t work very well... I had National Heating & Air..."

Carol, Cincinnati

"National Heating and Air Conditioning were excellent. They arrived within 30 minutes of request, very professional, courteous and thorough. The job was completed on time too."

James, Cincinnati

"The installation team arrived on time, installed the heat pump and blowers in an efficient and timely manner.  They took care not to soil any carpets etc. and completed the job in a day as scheduled.  Totally satisfied with this.."

Peter, Cincinnati

"Their technician Dave was knowledgable, professional, and friendly - and arrived within 30 minutes. Scott's analysis was on target and Dave was able to fix and service my unit in about 45 mins. I would recommend National without hesitation. Thanks..."

Miguel, Cincinnati

"Steve, sales very knowledgeable and friendly, took the time to sell us a new unit. Felt we were buying unit for our house. National showed up next week and installed in a day. Very professional, curious and timely. Absolutely recommended!"

Justin, Cincinnati

"Keith was on time & finished the job 1 and half hour earlier than expected. Worked hard & cleaned up after he was done. Very polite & very professional. Did a good job."

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