If you’ve never considered the static pressure of your heating and cooling system, you’re not alone. However, static pressure can offer a great deal of information about how well your system is performing and when you might need maintenance next.
What Does Static Pressure Mean?
When an air conditioning and heating unit is on, it pulls air in and then sends warm or cold air through a series of ducts, heating or cooling the home. If something blocks this airflow, the pressure increases. This increased pressure can force the system to work harder than normal, and it puts strain on certain delicate pieces of the system.
How Static Pressure Effects Heating and Cooling Systems
A heating or cooling system that is experiencing an imbalance in static pressure is often very noisy. When the system turns on, you might hear a rumble or the sound of rushing air. Hissing or high-pitched noises are also common. The next sign that something isn’t right is areas in your home that aren’t cold or warm enough. This is a sign that either too much air is being directed to a certain area or that the system isn’t able to send air to particular rooms or locations.
Over time, you might notice your air conditioning and heating unit becoming less effective. It may be struggling to work, or some components might be failing. If left without servicing for long enough, high static pressure can cause the entire system to fail.
Have a Professional Assess Your System
Whenever you’re unsure about the status or efficiency of your heating and cooling system, it’s a good idea to have it serviced. Air Giant Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to help families in Florien and the surrounding central and northwest Los Angeles areas, and we’re happy to answer any questions about static pressure you might have. We also offer installations and repairs on thermostats, air purifiers, dehumidifiers, and UV lights. If you’re having an issue with your system, let our NATE-certified technicians help.