Uneven airflow leads to a home that feels uncomfortably hot and sticky during summer. From an air conditioner in need of repair to simpler issues like blocked vents, there are numerous causes of poor indoor airflow. In this blog, we discuss five possible reasons behind the uneven airflow in your Louisville, KY home.

Dirty Filter

Did you know it’s best to change your air filter once monthly during periods of heavy use, like the middle of summer? Filters left to sit become clogged with dirt, dust, and other particles your HVAC system catches and keeps out of your vents. This impedes airflow, causing rooms to be uncomfortable and variable in temperature.

Old, Leaky Ductwork

As ductwork ages, small cracks appear, usually around seams and edges. Air leaks out and pressure in the system gets put off-balance, causing uneven airflow.

A Dirty AC System

Dirty air conditioner coils cause the system to run more sluggishly, since it can’t remove heat as effectively as normal. Don’t leave maintenance work like this for later; doing so increases your risk for repairs.

Low Refrigerant Levels

Refrigerant leaks from your air conditioning unit aren’t uncommon, especially if your unit is older or not well-maintained. Even a small leak is enough to impact performance and cause airflow issues within your HVAC system. Give us a call today, and we’ll be happy to send out a technician to diagnose the problem.

Improperly Sized Ductwork

Your HVAC system relies on a certain amount of pressure to force air through the ductwork. If yours are too large or small for your home, this upset in pressure balance causes uneven airflow.

Dirty filters and an unmaintained HVAC system both contribute to uneven airflow and air conditioner performance issues. A thorough tune-up is often all it takes to rectify the issue. Give us a call today at Elder Heating and Air, and we’ll help you set up your spring maintenance appointment.

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