How Do I Increase Airflow with My Furnace?

Posted: August 19, 2019

Examining air vent

Does it sometimes feel like your oil furnace* takes far more time than it should to get your home to the right temperature during the fall and winter?

If that’s the case, the problem may not be your furnace’s fault.

You see, your furnace has two basic jobs – to heat a volume of air, and to distribute that heated air to the rooms in your Rhode Island home. It may be doing both those jobs quite well, but airflow problems could be preventing the hot air from actually getting where it’s supposed to go. These airflow problems will not only rob you of home comfort, they will also force your heating system to overwork, which will raise your energy bills and cause unnecessary wear and tear on your heating equipment.

So how do you improve airflow in your home heating system? Here are three simple solutions that you can easily tackle yourself.

Summing up

Proper airflow is essential to your comfort, and to the efficiency of your furnace. Try these tips and many of the airflow problems you’re experiencing could disappear; if they don’t, contact us so we can take a look at your heating system for other clues about the problem.

For expert heating service in our Rhode Island service area, trust the pros at Vaughn Oil. Contact us today to learn more, or to become a Vaughn Oil Customer.

*If you have a forced-air heating system (one with vents), you have a furnace; if you have baseboards or radiators, you have a boiler.