Common Causes of Reduced Summer Airflow

Common Causes of Reduced Summer Airflow

For your home to be cooled adequately in the summer, air needs to flow through the air conditioner and enter the rooms in your home freely and then be dispersed accordingly. Your comfort will be compromised if there’s little or no cold air coming out of some of your vents. Some of the rooms in your house will be warmer or cooler than others. So what are the reasons behind reduced airflow? Let’s dive in.

Blocked Vents

Furniture, drapes, bedding, and even closed dampers can block or close the vents in a room. If you have a room that isn’t responding to your cooling system, start by checking if all the vents in the room are open and clear of obstructions.

If you come across blocked or closed vents, clear the obstructions away. Next, feel for airflow. Air should start flowing through the vents.

Leaky Ductwork

If your ducts have holes or gaps in connections, they’ll leak conditioned air in places you don’t intend to cool, as well as lose pressure. This can result in weaker airflow through your vents.

While you can tape small openings yourself, calling in an HVAC specialist will be your best option if you want to have all the problem areas fixed to improve airflow throughout your house.

Clogged Air Filters

The air that your cooling system pulls through the return vents passes through the air filter to get any airborne dust, dirt, and allergens removed. If the filter is clogged, it won’t allow enough air to pass through it. With insufficient air to cool, your air conditioner will struggle to deliver enough cold air. Check your air filter every month and change it whenever it appears dirty.

Dirty Ducts

A massive amount of dirt, dust, and even critters can accumulate in your ductwork over time. These can restrict the amount of air that can flow through it. You can solve this by seeking professional air duct cleaning.

When you increase the airflow in your ducts and vents, you’ll not only improve your comfort but also maximize AC efficiency and energy savings. If you need help solving problems with reduced airflow in Monmouth and Ocean counties, contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We’ve served the heating and air conditioning needs of our satisfied clients since 1948.

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