Static pressure is a term that many people aren’t familiar with, but it can play a big role in how well your air conditioning and heating system performs. Maintaining the right static pressure can help you keep your home comfortable and can increase the efficiency of your system.
What Is Static Pressure?
In an air conditioning and heating system, air flows through ductwork and the system itself. Static pressure is defined as the resistance to airflow through these systems. If there is a blockage or the system isn’t working correctly, static pressure can increase. An increase in static pressure forces the system to work harder, which reduces efficiency and can decrease the lifespan of the system.
Signs of Incorrect Static Pressure
If the static pressure in your air conditioning and heating system has increased, you might hear increased noise from the system. This is caused by restricted airflow. You might also notice this restricted airflow in the form of hot or cold spots around your house. If the air isn’t moving through the system properly, the system might be putting out too much or too little cold or warm air in certain areas.
Issues Caused by Increased Static Pressure
If the static pressure in a system remains high for too long, it can cause some components in the system, such as the motor or compressor, to fail. If you believe there is an issue with the static pressure, or if you feel that your system isn’t performing the way it should, it’s always a good idea to have the system checked out or serviced.
Turn to the Local Experts
When static pressure becomes a concern, it’s often best to let the professionals step in to make sure your system is running as it should. At Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp., we’re proud to serve Midlothian, Goochland County, and the surrounding areas. Our roots here go back to 1954, and our NATE-certified technicians are outstanding. Contact us today to learn more about static pressure or to schedule an appointment for heating or cooling repair, installation, or maintenance services.