Negative air flow is created by an air pressure imbalance: commonly, negative air pressure.
Your answer depends on where the issue begins. Negative Air Pressure is not simply an annoyance: it’s often a symptom of a more involved issue, and can sometimes indicate very real health and/or safety issues, the most frightening of which is the potential for Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
Several factors come into play when hunting down the source of your problem: the type of furnace and air handler your home uses, whether or not your home has a fireplace, your home’s quality of windows, doors, and insulation…all of these can play their part when it comes to the way air flow happens in your home.
Your question is not an uncommon one, so we’ve put together some more detailed information for you, and anyone else who might be suffering similar pressure imbalance. You can read our Expert HVAC opinion here: Negative Air Pressure: Symptoms, Dangers, Solutions
When it comes down to it, the best advice we can give you is to get an expert opinion. Every home and every family is unique and, while many people may have a complaint similar to yours, the underlying issue is likely to be unique to you. Our Home Comfort Assessment is free, and our experts can come take a look at your home and offer solutions that are right for you. Schedule your assessment online or by phone.
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