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Why You’re Dealing With Low Airflow

The hot days we experience in and around Las Vegas, Nevada, can strain your air conditioning system. A low airflow issue can make your life unnecessarily miserable. Low airflow through your HVAC system can be an easy fix or symptomatic of a larger problem. Let’s look at some of the potential causes.

Clogged Filters

Dirty system filters can greatly reduce airflow because they’ve become clogged with dust, pet dander, smoke, hair and other household debris. Clogged filters can also impair your home’s indoor air quality and respiratory health. Filters have a limited lifespan, depending on the conditions in your home. Change your air filters every one to three months to keep air flowing effortlessly. As a result, you’ll reduce the strain on your system and prevent higher energy bills.

Dirty or Leaking Ducts

Dirty ducts reduce system airflow, and you should have them cleaned regularly. Air leaking from your ducts can take a toll on your system’s efficiency. Causes might include broken seals, damage from renovations, or inadequate planning and installation.

Blower Problems

The electrical motors in HVAC system fans and blowers drive the air through your system at calculated rates. They operate under harsh conditions and require regular inspection and maintenance to run at peak efficiency. If neglected, bearings and motors can fail. Older blowers and those that have not been maintained might need replacement or repair. A good maintenance plan can prevent many of these problems. As a result, you’ll avoid breakdowns and high repair costs.

Other Causes

Finally, sometimes system controls such as thermostats and circuit boards can fail or require adjustments. Underpowered systems often have shorter service lifetimes, eventually incurring costly add-ons, repairs or replacements. Air conditioning units that haven’t been balanced, installed or maintained properly can have cascading problems.

Low airflow in your home’s HVAC system can waste money, time and reduce comfort. Johnny On The Spot can quickly determine the cause of your low airflow problem and give you cost-effective and affordable options. Call us at (725) 977-9461 for an evaluation today.

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