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Low Airflow from a Heater or Air Conditioner: 3 Possibilities

Whether you are running your heating system or your air conditioner, you expect to feel a certain amount of airflow when you hold your hands up to the vents. When the level of airflow drops and the temperatures in your home are just not right, you can safely assume there is a problem within the HVAC system. Issues can range from a simple dirty filter to a problem within your duct system, so call a technician to be sure you get the right repairs. Take a look at just a few of the possibilities for the drop in your airflow.

  • Dirty air filter: The air filter is responsible for trapping particles that could contaminate your air and damage the air conditioning or heating system. But a dirty air filter actually does more harm than good. A filter that is too clogged up with dirt or debris may prevent the blower fan from drawing in the right amount of air. And since your air conditioning and heating systems were designed to take in a set airflow, this can cause a number of issues within the equipment, not to mention a lack of comfort from the resulting drop in airflow.
  • Broken fan motor: Your forced-air heating and AC systems share a blower fan, even if you have a separate air conditioning system and furnace (rather than an all-in-one heat pump). The blower fan is crucial to your home comfort, but it will fail over time from an electrical failure or simply because it has become overworked. When changing the air filter does not help to improve airflow, call in a technician to check on your blower fan.
  • Duct leaks: The blower fan is not the only component shared by your heating and air conditioning equipment. They also share a set of ducts, which take on a whole lot of air over the years. Eventually, and set of ducts develops holes. In fact, it is estimated that the majority of ducts have leaks, with the typical duct system losing about 30% of the air that your HVAC system takes in. Schedule duct sealing service to improve the performance of your air conditioning and heating system, lower your bills, and feel more comfortable.

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