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3 Common Problems That Block Airflow in Homes

Dirty Air Filter

3 Common Problems That Block Airflow in Homes

Airflow obstruction is one of the most annoying problems you can experience with an air conditioner. There are many different indicators of this issue. The most common is feeling hot and cold spots throughout your Arvada, CO, home. You’ll also notice weak airflow from the vents. By understanding the most common causes of airflow obstruction in your home, you can work to fix the issue quickly. As a result, your air conditioner will operate more efficiently.

Outside Debris

The condenser unit for your air conditioning system sits outside of your home. Debris, such as loose leaves and twigs, can get blown into your condenser unit and restrict its airflow. Try to keep the area around the unit clear of debris. We recommend at least three feet of clearance on all sides.

Clogged Air Filter

Your air conditioner has a filter designed to remove unwanted pollutants from the air inside of your home. The filter traps the pollutants as the air flows through it. Over time, the filter will collect a plethora of these pollutants that will obstruct the air from flowing freely through it.

Replace your air filter every month to assure proper airflow. It’s best to remove the air filter every couple of weeks to determine its state. When you can no longer see through the filter, it’s time to replace it.

Leaky Ducts

Air circulates throughout your home via a series of ducts. If you notice poor airflow throughout your home, there could be multiple leaks in your ductwork that an HVAC professional should seal.

If you’re having trouble with the airflow from your air conditioner, it’s time to contact Apple Aire Heating & Cooling. We can evaluate the problem and remedy it quickly to get your air conditioning system back up and running properly.

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