Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.
If you have found that you are experiencing some air flow problems with your HVAC system, make sure you are doing everything possible to get the problem resolved. This way, whether you are running the furnace or the central air, you will be able to get the interior of your home the temperature that you really want it to be. Here are some things that could be causing the airflow problems:
Register and Vent Obstructions
When there are objects right in front of the registers and vents, there is a very good chance that you are not going to get enough airflow into the room to make a difference in the temperature. Therefore, before you start ripping into the HVAC system, you will want to first check out all of the registers and vents in your home to make sure that there is not anything obstructing the airflow. If there is and you notice that the airflow is improved once you move things around, then the problem is solved.
Leak in the Duct Work
This is a hard one to completely diagnose on your own, as the duct work is often concealed behind the walls in the house. Since you cannot get a direct view of the duct work, you will have to use your best judgment to figure out if this could potentially be the problem. The best way to figure this out is to determine whether all of the rooms in the house are having a problem with airflow, or if it is just one or two rooms. If the issue is not widespread throughout the entire house, there is a good chance that there is a hole in the duct work or a section is starting to come apart. This is allowing your temperature-controlled air to seep out of the duct work and filter throughout the space behind your walls. A skilled HVAC repair technician will be able to send a mini camera through the duct work system to locate the exact problem spot.
If you are still not sure what the problem is, or you simply need help repairing the problems that you have found, you will want to get in contact with an HVAC repair technician. The sooner you do this the better, as many HVAC technicians end up with a very busy schedule during the hottest and coldest times of the year. You do not want to have to wait too long for your HVAC airflow problems to be resolved, make an appointment right away.