Static Pressure in Heating and Cooling Systems

June 13, 2022
AC Unit in Hayden. ID

The static pressure of your air conditioning and heating system may not seem like anything to be concerned about. However, when static pressure isn’t balanced, it can cause problems that can directly affect the efficiency and life of your system.

Heating Cooling System Static Pressure

When a heating or cooling system turns on, it draws air through the system’s components and a series of ductwork that runs through the building. If any of these components fail, or if there’s any kind of blockage in the ductwork, the static pressure in the system can increase. Even a build-up of dust can sometimes change the static pressure in a system.

What Does Increased Static Pressure Do?

An increase in static pressure can greatly diminish the life of your system. This increased pressure makes the system work harder to draw or circulate air, which puts strain on the system. This can cause key parts to break, and over time, it may even lead to a complete failure of the system.

Issues Caused by Increased Static Pressure

Increased static pressure can cause malfunctions within the system that can be quite noticeable. If you find that certain areas in your home are warmer or cooler than they should be, this could be a sign of increased static pressure. Loud noises, such as rattles, whooshing noises, or rumbles, particularly when the unit first switches on, are also a key sign of a static pressure imbalance.

Reliable Heating and Cooling Maintenance

It’s always best to turn to professionals if you have any concerns about your HVAC system. If your air conditioning and heating system needs to be serviced, Border Sheet Metal & Heating is happy to help. We’re a family-owned company that has been operating since 1942, and we’re proud to serve Hayden, ID, and the surrounding areas. We also offer installation and repair, commercial, geothermal, ductless, and other heating and cooling systems. Contact us for more information on our maintenance services.

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