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Troubleshooting Air Conditioner Airflow Problems

When you live in sunny California, it’s vital that you have a fully functioning air conditioning system. One that functions at its peak and requires very little repairs is ideal. Of course, this isn’t always the case. Regular maintenance will help fend off the worst of problems, but no AC is immune to repair needs.

One of the most common calls our service professionals get is about airflow. Reduced airflow in the middle of a hot day can be very discouraging. Whatever the reason for it is though, we can fix it! However, it can be helpful for you to know what the most common sources of low airflow are. We’ve shared some common causes below.

Clogged Air Filter

The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is designed to protect the system’s internal components from dirt and debris. If there is too much of a buildup, then it naturally restricts the airflow coming from your system. Air filters should be replaced at least every 3 months during times that you are using your HVAC system. If you have excessive contaminants in your home however, then once a month may be necessary.

Fan Motor Issues

Faulty electrical wiring or internal problems with your system can cause an issue with your fan motor. As a consequence, the fan motor will turn slower and this will reduce the flow of air. A burnt-out motor is a serious repair that shouldn’t be ignored, as neglecting it can lead to a premature system breakdown and require you to replace the entire system.

Damaged Fan Blades

In some cases, a foreign object might enter your AC system, such as a twig or a loose screw. This can jam your fan blade, causing damage to them or bending them. As a result, they won’t be able to move the air in your system as they should.

For extensive air conditioning repairs throughout Fremont, CA and beyond, contact Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. today.

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