You want your air conditioner in Barefoot Bay, FL, to circulate cool air in a timely manner. But sometimes, your AC system will suffer from restricted airflow, leading to inefficient performance. Read on to learn three causes of restricted airflow in your home and what you can do to avoid them.
Clogged Air Filters
The most widespread cause of obstructed airflow lies with the air filter. If you don’t change the filter every 90 days, pollutants will inhibit the adequate circulation of air. As a result, your air conditioner will work harder, driving cooling bills higher. Clogged filters also worsen your indoor air quality.
The blower in your indoor air handler has the job of pushing cool air into your home. If the motor is wearing down, or if dirt and dust build-up on the fan blades has slowed their operation, you won’t feel much of that cool air coming through. This would definitely require an AC repair from a professional service technician.
Three issues with your ducts, whether separately or altogether, can cause poor airflow. First, a leak can let all that cool air escape outside, which affects not only comfort but also your wallet. The other two issues have to do with the set-up of the ducts themselves.
You may not have enough return vents to the air handler, which will increase static pressure in them and limit airflow. Similarly, your vents may be too small, creating the same restriction. Conversely, it could be that the service technicians who installed your ducts made them oversized, which drops the air pressure so that the air doesn’t forcefully circulate through your home.
Call Barker Air Conditioning and Heating at your earliest convenience to provide your air conditioner with maintenance as a way to address airflow issues and other obstacles to your indoor comfort. We offer reasonable rates, guarantee 100% customer satisfaction and perform high-quality work. We service all makes and models.
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