Hi guys. New to the forum here. It's a great resource.
We purchased our home in NY just over a year ago. We have a forced air system for both our oil heat and our central air. I have a very odd feeling that something isnít right with the efficiency of the setup. The previous owners had everything serviced yearly. For example today with the 95 degree heat, I came home at 6pm and the temp in my house was 77 degrees. I lowered it to 72 and the central air kicked on. Itís now been 3hours and the temp has only dropped from 77 to 73. It just seems way too long. It also takes a long time for the rooms to heat up in the winter, and with the price of oil, I just canít afford that. I think something may be wrong with the setup. When I put my hands up to the vents in the ceiling, I really donít feel as strong of a breeze as I think I should. Iím wondering if this is something that can be checked and remedied? Or if itís working as itís designed, so be it and Iíll deal with it.
My house is a 3 bedroom split level ranch. About 1400 sq feet. There are a total of 10 ceiling vents. One in each bedroom, two in the living room and one in the kitchen, 2 in the dining room, and 2 in the basement. They just all seem pretty week other than the basement ones which are right near the furnace. Any comments and or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.