5 Common Causes of Poor AC Airflow


When the temperatures are hot, you count on your air conditioner to keep you cool. However, if your air conditioning system has been struggling to pump out cool air lately, it can be frustrating. Before the problem can be fixed, the cause must be identified.

Here are some of the common causes of poor AC airflow.

Clogged Air Filters

Your air conditioner's filters will accumulate dust, dirt, and other contaminants over time. These contaminants can block airflow and make it difficult for your system to produce cool air. That is why it is critical to change the air filters at least once every three months. You may have to replace them even more often if someone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies.

Blocked Vents

If you have furniture or other objects on top of your vents, they can block airflow. You likely will not feel that cool inside your home. To feel comfortable, you should place furniture several feet away from your vents.

Dirty Outdoor Unit

Debris, like dirt, leaves, and twigs, can accumulate in your air conditioner's outdoor unit over time. This debris can make it difficult for your system to disperse cool air evenly throughout your home. That is why you should periodically clean your outdoor unit with a garden hose. If that does not do the trick, remove the debris with a scrub brush.

Low Levels of Refrigerant

The refrigerant in your air conditioning system is critical for keeping your indoor temperatures cool. However, as your air conditioning system gets older, the levels of refrigerant may get lower. When this happens, you may experience poor airflow. Have your air conditioner inspected at least once a year for low refrigerant levels and other issues.

Oversized Air Conditioning System

Air conditioning systems come in a variety of different sizes, and it is important to choose the right-sized system for your home. If you select a system that's too large for your space, it will not be able to cool off your home efficiently. Your house may feel hot and stuffy. If your system is too big, you should hire an HVAC contractor to install a smaller system.

As you can see, there are many causes of poor air conditioning airflow. If you're experiencing poor airflow, you should contact air conditioning repair services as soon as possible. You should not have to live with discomfort for much longer.

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