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 Hunter's Air & Heat, Inc. 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 not function normally. If you do not want to suffer from airflow issues, make sure the area around the outdoor unit is clean and clear.

4. Broken Fan

Your system’s fan is the component which pushes air through the ducts and to the vents. If the fan is damaged, slow, or completely broken, your airflow is likely to decrease significantly. A trained technician from Hunter's Air & Heat, Inc. can easily check on your fan and replace it if necessary.

5. Dirty Coils

Your cooling system’s condenser coils release the heat that is removed from your home or commercial space. If they are dirty, they cannot do their job correctly. As a result, your entire system will need to work harder and you are likely to notice some reduced airflow. You can have your coils professionally cleaned by our technicians to avoid this problem.

Keeping Your Home Cool and Comfortable

Here at Hunter's Air & Heat, Inc., we are committed to helping our customers feel comfortable in their homes. Whether you need heating or cooling system maintenance or repairs, you can count on us. Our skilled technicians can even install a brand-new AC or HVAC system in your building. Contact us today to make an appointment.

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