AC airflow problems can manifest as weak airflow, unequal cooling throughout the home and pressure imbalance. If you have drafty areas or problems with doors being shut from the cooling system, you may have airflow issues. Here are five possible causes behind your AC issues.
1. Clogged Air Filter
As long as you change the air filter based on the manufacturer’s recommended schedule, this shouldn’t be the reason your AC is having airflow problems. If your air filter is overdue for a change, then this is the first thing you should do. It can save you a call to a cooling repair company.
2. Dirty Condenser Coils
The condenser coils need to be cleaned once or twice a year, which is a task that cooling companies complete during AC maintenance. When the condenser coils become too dirty, they reduce the AC’s ability to effectively release heat. In an attempt to correctly cool your home, the AC then works harder and continues overheating the condenser coils.
3. Blocked Condenser Unit
Before you call an AC repair company, you can check the condenser unit outside. Is anything blocking it? Remove leaves and debris around the unit and see if your airflow problems are solved. Items sitting too close to the unit should also be moved farther away.
4. Dirty Blower Motor
Like a dirty condenser coil, a dirty blower motor can cause AC airflow problems. The dirt on the blower motor slows down its fans, and the fans are responsible for circulating air throughout your ducts. You can prevent this from occurring by scheduling AC maintenance once or twice a year. Cooling companies clean the blower motor during maintenance.
5. Refrigerant Leak
If there’s a refrigerant leak somewhere in your system, it can result in AC airflow problems. This often occurs in older units. AC repair technicians know how to test for leaks, repair them and refill your refrigerant.
Accurate Comfort Services, Inc. is a reputable heating and cooling company serving the Naples and Marco Island area. We provide maintenance, repair, and installation of heating and cooling systems for clients. We also evaluate homes and their indoor air quality, and we deal with pool heaters and water source heat pumps. Contact us today to schedule any service you need.