September 11, 2017 ( – Improper airflow can lead to major problems for your HVAC system. It can cause the system to become overheated, overworked, and it can lead to big losses in efficiency. To avoid these problems, take the following steps to make sure that your HVAC system has quality airflow.

Check Your Air Filter

Checking your air filter is one of the most basic and important parts of HVAC maintenance. A clogged or dirty air filter can lead to many problems beyond restricted airflow. A good rule of thumb is to replace your air filter with the change of the seasons. Check the filter once a month. If it is covered with dirt and debris, it’s time for a new one.

Check Your Air Vents

Even the most high performance HVAC equipment is going to come up short if your air vents are blocked. You want to make sure the vents are not covered by rugs or furniture. Also make sure each vent is all the way open. Many people think that they are saving money by closing air vents in unused rooms. HVAC systems were designed to work with all of the vents open. Closing unused vents can actually cause damage to your HVAC system. It allows air to back up in the ducts.

Check to Make Sure Your Components Are Not Clogged

During fall and summer months, it is important to make sure your HVAC equipment does not become clogged with outdoor debris. Grass clippings, branches, or leaves can lead to clogs and obstructions. 

If you’ve gone through this checklist and still have airflow issues, give us a call! We are HVAC pros, and this is what we do. One of our experienced technicians will help you get your system functioning optimally in no time.

Rhymes Heating & Cooling is a family owned and operated business that has a dedicated group of team members in place to serve you, our customers, air condition and heating needs. Give us a call at 314-638-8181 or 636-391-1200 for any indoor comfort need.

Rhymes Heating and Cooling, a Ryan Family tradition trusted by St. Louis homeowners since 1926. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

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