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Air Flow Analysis

If you are considering a new heat pump or air conditioning and heating system, the system should be sized to fit your home. Christianson will not size your system solely on the square footage of your house or assume that your existing equipment was sized properly in the first place

Oversized equipment can cause reduced comfort and excessive “air” noise. Oversizing may shorten the life of the equipment by causing it to cycle on and off more frequently than a properly-sized unit. Undersized equipment, with airflow that is too low, can reduce the efficiency of the air distribution and accelerate wear on system components, leading to earlier failure.

Another key to proper air flow is your ductwork. The condition of your air ducts is critical to air flow and should be tested to identify where air is escaping. In some instances, it may be necessary to replace or add ducts. If there are not enough supply registers or return air grilles in your home, it may be necessary to install additional ducts to accommodate the need for registers or grilles.

For central air conditioners and heaters or heat pumps, there is an optimal air flow for comfort and savings. If airflow is too high, duct leakage increases and the temperature at the register is not sufficient for your overall comfort. If airflow is too low, efficiency drops and accelerates the wear on system components that may lead to premature failure.

Christianson will test the air flow of your heating and cooling system and make adjustments for optimal performance. Call our air flow experts today.


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