Top 5 Reasons for Poor AC Airflow

It is sweltering hot in your Savannah home, and it seems that there is barely any cold air coming out of your vents with your air conditioner on. Maybe your AC is blowing warm air, or you notice that some rooms are cold while others feel like an oven. These are all signs that your system could be experiencing one of the following top five reasons for poor AC airflow.

1. Your System’s Filter Is Dirty and Clogged

During times of high use, you should check your HVAC system’s air filter at least once a month and change or clean it as needed. A dirty air filter that is clogged with dust, pollen, pet dander, and other contaminants cuts down and, in some cases, could completely stop air from getting into your system. The result is that your air conditioner works harder but produces very little cooled air or airflow.

2. Air Vents Are Closed or Blocked

You should make sure that all your system’s returns are kept clear from obstructions to allow for proper airflow. Air vents on the floor or wall should be kept open and not be covered by rugs, curtains, appliances, or furniture. Make sure to vacuum away any dust or pet hair from your vents as part of your regular household cleaning routine.

3. Outside Condenser Unit Is Obstructed or Dirty

Grass or weeds growing around your air conditioner’s condenser unit can block airflow to the unit. Keep all vegetation trimmed to prevent this from happening. The aluminum fins within the unit should also be kept clean and free of debris.

4. Leaky, Clogged or Damaged Ductwork

If the ductwork in your home has holes, cracks, or loose joints, air will leak out before reaching your air vents. Clogged or crushed ductwork prevents air from flowing freely and could cause damage to your HVAC components. Having your ductwork cleaned and inspected by Savannah Air Factory at least every three years could prevent this problem.

5. Low Refrigerant Levels

Having a slow refrigerant leak in your AC system could cause cooling problems and airflow problems. You might not notice at first, but your AC’s performance will gradually degrade. Regular annual maintenance by Savannah Air Factory can detect this problem early before it causes a serious problem.

If your AC has an airflow problem, call the experts at Savannah Air Factory to schedule a repair appointment today in the Savannah area. And remember, we can keep both your heating and cooling system running great throughout the year and catch problems before they grow into big ones when you sign up for a maintenance agreement.