Your air conditioner relies heavily on proper airflow and pressure throughout your HVAC system. Without these conditions, your Mount Juliet, TN home feels hot, sticky and uncomfortable: a frustrating situation. Read on and learn five potential causes of poor HVAC airflow, so you can solve the problem and live in comfort once again.
1. Dirty Filters
As your filter accumulates dust and other particles, it begins to clog. Over time, airflow slows. In severe cases, filters get clogged enough to cause widespread system damage and a complete shutdown.
2. Old Age
Normal wear and tear on your air conditioner gradually lessens system performance. One common way this manifests is through reduced airflow since the fans have trouble powering long enough to push air through all the vents in your home. Consider an AC replacement in the near future.
3. Low Refrigerant Levels
Large refrigerant leaks cause your AC to shut down relatively quickly, but small leaks can persist for weeks without your knowledge. Often, the only sign is a gradual decline in your AC’s performance, leading to a warmer and warmer house.
4. Blocked Vents
Something as simple as furniture or a box blocking HVAC vents often causes poor airflow, as well as rooms of varying temperatures. Check that all vents are clear and vacuumed of all dust and lint and see if the problem resolves.
5. Ductwork Problems
Over time, ducts age and develop small cracks, holes and other damages. Air escapes through these imperfections and never makes it through the entire home. Give us a call and we’ll inspect your ductwork for you and advise you of any needed repairs.
Dirty, poorly running equipment is a common cause of poor airflow and quality. Thorough cleaning and inspection of the system ensure this isn’t a problem you run into. Give us a call today at Derryberry’s Heat & Air and schedule your spring HVAC tune-up!
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