Keeping the air conditioner working properly in your Slaton, Texas, home is of vital importance, especially when the temperatures begin to rise. One of the reasons that your system may not be able to cool down your home correctly is because of restricted air flow. Poor airflow can lead to a host of problems for your system, including poor efficiency. Below are three problems with your AC unit that could be causing your reduced airflow.
Your Condenser Unit is Obstructed or Dirty
Your condenser unit is located outside of the home. Unfortunately, due to its location, it is at the mercy of the surrounding elements. Leaves, tall grass, debris, and branches can obstruct the unit and prevent it from working properly. Always keep the area around your outdoor unit trimmed back and make sure to schedule a tuneup every year to have the unit properly cleaned.
Your Filter Needs to Be Changed
Your system’s filter is designed to catch allergens, pet hair, and other pollutants to keep them from getting into your indoor air supply. Because of this, you need to make sure to check your filter at least once a month and if needed changed it, to prevent it from being too clogged and limiting the airflow in your system. Many filters should be changed every 2-3 months or more frequently if needed.
Your Ductwork is Leaky or Damaged
Your ductwork is responsible for much of the air that is wasted from your AC system. When ductwork is damaged, it can lead to a reduction in the flow of air you get from your system. Damaged ductwork can be a lot harder to spot, but if you are experiencing weak airflow from your vents and notice that your utility bills are higher than they should be, you should consider having your ductwork inspected.
If you are experiencing poor airflow form your AC system, contact us at 844-749-2665 today. One of our Sinclair Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing specialists will determine the problem behind your airflow concerns, and get your system running efficiently again.