Does Your Air Conditioner Have Weak Air Flow?

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This summer, Michigan has been extremely hot and humid. Due to the heat and humidity, it’s important to make sure your air conditioner is working properly. The quicker that you can see that there is an issue with your air conditioner, the sooner you can fix the issue. This runs less risk of a breakdown in your future.

So, what do you do if you have low air flow coming from your air conditioner?

The best thing to do if you have low air flow coming from your AC is to call a trained HVAC technician. Air flow helps cool your home efficiently. If it is not working properly, it’s causing strain to your unit and you’re wasting energy. This also means that your monthly cooling bill will increase and you could have a major breakdown to add to your expenses. Basically, lack of air flow means that cold air is backed up in the system and can cause a lot of damage.

Lack of air flow can be caused by these three main issues:

  1. Damage to the ducts
    • This means dents or a clogged air filter
  2. Lack or no power to move the air
    • This is an issue with the fan belt, fan motor, or an electric issue
  3. Ice
    • In a recent blog post we discussed how ice on your ac unit is a serious problem. Ice limits the air flow to your home. You will know if ice is the problem because there will be ice covering your unit.

As a homeowner, the first thing you should do if you’re having air flow problems in your home is to turn off your air conditioner and call a trained service technician. If you leave your air conditioner running it’s just wasting energy and money to cool your home inefficiently.

Call Holland Heating and Cooling today if your air conditioner is having weak air flow. No matter what the problem may be, we will get your home comfortable! Call 810-653-4328 today!

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