As an AC owner, there are few experiences as frustrating as an AC unit with a noticeable weak airflow. Here we take a look at some of the factors that may cause this problem.
Why Is My AC’s Airflow So Weak?
There are many reasons why the airflow coming out of your unit is weak. Let’s review some typical scenarios.
Clogged AC filters restrict airflow, so the first thing you should do if your system’s airflow is weak is to take a look at your filter and change it if it’s dirty. This is one of the most common reasons for weakened AC airflow and also one of the easiest to fix. However, If this doesn’t solve the problem, move on to the steps below.
Issues With Your Ducts
The ducts are the components that carry the air from the air conditioner to the different areas of your home. Any issue with your ducts (such as blockages or leaks) will inevitably impact the airflow of your unit.
If after changing your filter, the airflow continues to be weak, inspect the ductwork visually to see if you can identify any issue. If you suspect that your AC ducts are clogged or are leaking, contact an AC professional, as this is not an issue that the average person can solve by themselves.
Frozen evaporator coil
When your AC unit pulls warm air from your home, the air is cooled as it passes over the evaporator coils. But when the coils freeze (due to a refrigerant leak or dirt on the coils) , your AC’s airflow is weakened.
If you notice that the coils are frozen, you must let them taw first. This may take up to 24 hours but you can speed up the process by setting your AC to “fan only.” Also, check your filter and change it if necessary: clogged filters can also cause the evaporator coil to freeze.
As the name suggests, the blower is the part of your AC that pushes the air into your home after it’s been cooled by the evaporator coil. Accumulation of dirt on the blades, a broken motor, or a blown fuse, are some of the most common blower issues. If your blower is faulty, then you’ll need the assistance of an AC pro to fix the problem.
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