At some point, we have all experienced HVAC airflow issues, which can be particularly annoying during hot weather conditions. If you want to avoid unpleasant surprises with the HVAC system in your Dallas, Texas, home, check out these three most common causes of airflow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
The main purpose of your HVAC system’s air filter is to improve your indoor air quality. However, you need to change or clean your air filters frequently to prevent them from becoming clogged. A clogged air filter can lead to uneven temperatures in different parts of your home and could also damage some of your HVAC system’s components. Check and replace your filters every one to three months.
The refrigerant is the main component in your HVAC system that’s responsible for cooling your home. If you can notice reduced airflow and feel like the air isn’t as cool as it used to be, there might be a leak in your refrigerant circuit. In such cases, it’s critical to have a professional technician fix the leak as soon as possible because breathing the refrigerant gases is very harmful. Also, keep in mind that adding more refrigerant will only temporarily fix your cooling problem.
A Dirty or Obstructed Outdoor Unit
Your HVAC system’s outdoor condenser unit is mainly responsible for removing the heat from the refrigerant by blowing all the hot air from inside out. Tree leaves, plants, and branches can sometimes obstruct outdoor condenser units, resulting in reduced airflow. Moreover, the condenser coil can get dirty with debris or dust and become unable to cool the refrigerant efficiently. Make sure to clear landscaping and debris from around your outdoor unit regularly.
At Taylormade Heat and Air, we strive to make sure all our customers are satisfied with their HVAC systems and indoor air quality. Call us at (469) 424-3404 if you need help solving your HVAC airflow problems.
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