Does your air conditioner have weak airflow? If so, you want to resolve the issue quickly. Restricted airflow can make your home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, feel hotter and uncomfortable. Luckily, weak airflow is a common problem that’s usually easy to fix. Keep reading to discover three common causes of and solutions for weak airflow.

Leaky Ducts

First off, your HVAC system’s ductwork should stay tightly sealed, but it’s not uncommon for leaks to develop. Leaky ducts can reduce air pressure. As a result, they can reduce the amount of air flowing from your system to your home. If you suspect leaky ducts are causing your weak airflow, contact an HVAC service technician who can help you determine if you have a leak, locate it and fix it.

Closed Damper Valve

Dampers regulate the flow of air through your HVAC system, directing airflow to specific areas of your home or even stopping it entirely. Dampers are controlled automatically by your thermostat. They can sometimes close and not open again, causing airflow issues. Automatic dampers that stay closed usually indicate an electrical issue within your HVAC system. A service technician should diagnose and repair the problem.

Clogged Air Filter

Your HVAC system’s filter acts as a sieve that prevents dust, debris and other allergens from entering the unit’s return valve. The finer a filter, the more particles it catches. But a very fine filter can become clogged easily and restrict airflow. You can prevent this by changing your filter periodically. As a result, you’ll also prevent poor indoor air quality and avoid straining your HVAC system.

If you experience weak airflow from your HVAC unit, contact Warren-Hay Mechanical today at 919-251-5615 to schedule a repair. We can help you figure out what’s going on and get your air conditioner working well again.

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