Top 5 Causes of AC Airflow Problems

August 17, 2019

If you have ever stood directly underneath one of your air conditioner vents and wondered why you can’t feel much of a breeze, you are most likely dealing with one of the following airflow issues. 1. Clogged Filters Airflow issues are quite often caused by filters which haven’t been changed in a while. Over time, they will build up a lot of dust and debris, making it difficult for the system to push air through. Swap your filters out regularly if you would like to avoid this issue. 2. Blocked or Leaky Ducts To get to your vents, cool air must first pass through your ducts. If your ductwork is blocked, it will slow down this process, reducing your airflow. If your ducts are leaky, you are likely to lose a significant portion of your air before it ever reaches your vents, again hampering your airflow. At in Boling-Iago, certified professionals can check on your ductwork to make sure that it is in good condition. 3. Obstructed Cooling Unit The vast majority of AC systems have a condensing unit located outside the building. If this piece of equipment becomes obstructed by leaves, twigs, litter, or other debris, the system will...

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