Too Hot Upstairs? You Could Have an Airflow Problem

Posted: January 6, 2020

Airflow problem

If you’re a central Maine homeowner who uses a forced-air heating system (a furnace with vents rather than a boiler with radiators or baseboards), you have probably experienced temperature fluctuations within your home – an overwarm upstairs, for example.

While there could be several causes of this problem, a leading cause of inconsistent household temperatures is poor airflow.

Proper airflow is a critical and often overlooked factor in the HVAC heating system equation; without it, you could experience such issues as hot and cold spots, pressure imbalances (drafts, doors slamming by themselves, etc.), and air temperature problems (cool air from your furnace, warm air from your A/C, etc.).

7 Common Airflow Problems for Your Home

The question is, what causes airflow problems, and how do you fix them? Here are some common culprits and what to do about them.

Experiencing airflow problems in your central Maine home? Contact the pros at Murray-Heutz today for heating service in Androscoggin County. If you need a heating system replacement, we can help you there, too – call us for a FREE, comprehensive estimate on a high-efficiency propane– or heating oil-fired furnace that’s the perfect match for your home, lifestyle, and budget.