During the hot summers in Montgomery, Alabama, having your air conditioner work at its top performance level is critical. The extreme temperatures of summer can make you aware of airflow issues in your home that might otherwise go unnoticed. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent or fix these three common air conditioning airflow concerns.
Dirty Air Filters
Your air filter keeps dirt, grime, and other pollutants from entering your home. If you don’t clean or change your air filter regularly, then it becomes difficult for air to pass through the filter, causing airflow and cooling problems throughout your home. While airflow issues are annoying, dirty air filters can also make your air conditioner work harder and lead to poor indoor air quality. Check your filters regularly and clean or replace them as needed. Schedule preventive maintenance seasonally to make sure all parts of the unit are cleaned and in good working order.
Air Vent Issues
Air vents become major sources of airflow issues if they are blocked or closed. It’s a myth that closing air vents in your home will save you energy. In fact, closed air vents cause added pressure on your unit. Your air conditioner ends up working harder to cool warm areas of the house that aren’t receiving adequate airflow. Open all air vents to evenly cool your home. Make sure they aren’t blocked by furniture or covered with carpet to maximize airflow.
If your ductwork wasn’t correctly installed, you could see issues with airflow, such as low air pressure from your vents. If you notice airflow issues after your ductwork was installed, have the company come back and check that it was installed correctly. If your ductwork is not sealed properly, the air may leak, causing airflow issues throughout your home. Physical obstructions in your ductwork like debris, a small animal, or insects can affect airflow and air quality.
If you have airflow concerns in your home, we are here to help. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Air Conditioning by Luquire today at 334-230-5870.
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