If you’ve noticed an issue with your air conditioning or heating system, you might be experiencing a problem with static pressure. The static pressure in the system must remain balanced. If it increases, it can be a sign that your system requires maintenance.
Static Pressure in HVAC Systems
The static pressure in a heating or air conditioning unit is the pressure caused by the resistance to airflow through the system and the ductwork. Dust or debris can sometimes cause a blockage, increasing the static pressure. Faulty or worn-out components can also increase the static pressure in a system.
Signs of an Issue
One of the first signs of increased static pressure is a whooshing noise whenever the unit turns on. You might also notice that the air conditioning or heating system is louder than normal. Hot or cold spots around the house, where too little or too much air is released by the system, can also be a sign of increased static pressure.
Decreased Efficiency and Other Issues
Over time, increased static pressure can strain your air conditioning and heating system. The system will need to work hard to make up for the increased pressure, which reduces the overall lifespan of the system. This can also lead to the failure of key components like the compressor or motor. The best way to save your system is to have it inspected whenever you notice that there might be a problem.
When It’s Time to Service Your System
If you feel that your system is not performing properly or seems louder than normal, it’s time to have a professional look at it. General Sheet Metal, Inc. can answer any questions you might have about static pressure. We are a locally owned family business serving Flathead County, MT, and the surrounding areas. In addition to helping with static pressure issues, we also offer comprehensive heating and cooling services, repairs, and installations for all system makes and models.