Functional heating and air conditioning in your Lafayette, LA, home is crucial to keep your household comfortable and safe. However, that conditioned air needs to be evenly distributed throughout your house. Here are several reasons your home may have poor airflow:

Improper Component Sizes

Oversized ductwork and undersized vents can result in improper static pressure necessary for consistent airflow. Too-large ductwork can drop air pressure and stop air from reaching every room. Too-small vents can keep airflow from getting out evenly as air pressure builds in the ducts.


Most HVAC systems rely on ductwork to move air throughout the home. Depending on the installation and age, ductwork might develop tiny holes and cracks that let warm air leak out of the system. Air that escapes this way doesn’t reach the intended rooms. As a result, you have to deal with discomfort.


Your home’s HVAC system might have clogs in two different places. Filters frequently wind up being the most likely place for accumulating particulates, dirt, dust and debris. However, clogs can also occur in the ductwork.

Coils and Fans

HVAC systems need fans and other moving parts to keep the air flowing before and after conditioning. The system’s outdoor component is at the mercy of Mother Nature and the elements. If any dirt or debris gets in that unit, it can make the whole system’s operation sluggish.

Registers and Vents

You might have one or both of these issues. Any vents or registers that are closed restrict airflow back into the ductwork. Also, if any of them don’t have enough open space around them, they might not be able to release the proper volume of conditioned air into those rooms.

Component and equipment issues nearly always turn out to be the culprits behind poor airflow in any home. Fortunately, you can resolve these issues through proper inspection, diagnosis and repair. Contact Desormeaux’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc for all your home’s HVAC maintenance needs.

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