Farmington, Arkansas, residents need to make sure their HVAC system is working to its best ability. That includes having a clean filter so that nothing can impede airflow. That’s because restricted airflow can create a number of problems. Be sure you’re regularly changing your air filter to avoid wear and tear on your system. So, what all can go wrong if you don’t have optimal airflow?

HVAC System Can’t Properly Heat Your Home

If your filter is dirty or becomes clogged, your HVAC system will work harder to pull air through your ducts. And during the colder months, that means you won’t receive or feel the heat you need. This makes your fan motor work harder and use up more energy to run. You could be trying to set your thermostat to a warmer temperature to compensate. But really you’re just wearing out your system.

It Makes Your Ducts Dirtier

Restricted airflow because of a dirty filter also means your ducts are going to get dusty much more quickly. The air that’s getting pulled through your ducts is less clean and isn’t moving around as well. As a result, there will be a greater chance of dust and allergens settling. This can lead to some of your HVAC components needing repair or replacement sooner.

Your Furnace Could Malfunction

If you don’t have enough airflow, your furnace could start turning itself on and off because the heat exchanger is starting to overheat. If it reaches a certain temperature, a switch opens up that causes the furnace to stop heating. Usually it turns back on once it cools again. But if the obstruction is still there, the problem will come back.

If you’re having problems with restricted airflow in your home, there are a few things you may be able to do to correct them. The easiest thing you can do is change your air filter. If that doesn’t help, you may need to have one of our professionals from Morrow Heat & Air, LLC look at your system. Contact us at (866) 821-7712 to schedule your routine maintenance check so your system stays in good shape.

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