Poor airflow spells trouble for Greenville, SC air conditioners. If reduced airflow is making your home uncomfortable, schedule AC repair immediately. Here are some reasons for airflow problems:
Dirty Air Filter
Running your AC with a clogged filter restricts airflow and can severely damage your equipment. If you can’t see the filter through the dirt or you can’t see the light through the filter, replace that filter immediately.
Blocked Indoor Air Vents
Closing the indoor vents in unused rooms to reduce electric bills does more harm than good. Closed vents impede airflow and can damage your air conditioner’s blower motor by making it overheat. Ensure that vents are not blocked by furniture and drapes or clogged with dirt that keeps air from flowing freely.
Newer air conditioners have a safety feature that shuts them down if they have insufficient refrigerant. This feature protects air conditioners from being damaged. A refrigerant-deprived unit will blow warm air and reduce the temperature of the cooling coil. Moisture in the air freezes as it passes over the coil, and the icy buildup restricts the circulation of cool air.
Bad Blower Motor
The AC blower motor propels air from the return vents over the cooling coil. If the motor goes bad because of age or has an electrical malfunction, it won’t be able to cool enough air to keep your house comfortable.
Clogged Outdoor Condenser Unit
Because it’s constantly exposed to the elements, the outdoor AC condensing unit can become blocked. Debris, dirt buildup, and foliage can all inhibit proper airflow. Over time, these obstructions can cause your air conditioner to overheat and burn out.
The AC repair team at Sanders Home Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning can correct poor airflow and restore your cool comfort. To learn more, visit us online or call us today.