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3 Possible Causes of Low Airflow

It can be a frustrating experience: you turn on the air conditioner to escape from the stifling heat of our summer only to find the airflow to be much less powerful than it should be. It’s more than just a nuisance. Low airflow means that the air conditioner is going to have to spend a lot more energy to cool your house, raising your monthly bills and increasing the strain on the rest of the system.

That makes even bigger repairs more likely, and over time it can shorten the lifespan of your system. A qualified repair technician can hunt down the source of the problem and correct it, but the longer you delay, the more trouble the situation is likely to create. Here are 3 possible causes of low airflow to watch out for.

Fan Motor Issues

If the fan motor is having problems, it won’t turn the fan blades as fast and the air won’t flow the way it needs to. This can be causes by faulty electrical wiring, loose connections or a larger issues with your house’s electrical system. It can also be caused by the fan motor overheating, or similar mechanical difficulties.

The Fan Itself

Sometimes, the fan itself is the issue: either because it has been misaligned, because the fan blades are bent or broken, or because the fan belt is loose or broken. The fan won’t have as much power – assuming it turns at all – or in the case of misalignment, the air will be blown into another part of the system instead of into the ducts the way they should.

A Blockage in the System

Blocks in the system are usually caused by clogged filters, which you can correct by changing it out of cleaning it. In more severe cases, there could be a blockage in the ducts themselves, or the ducts may have a dent or even a breach

Regardless of the causes of low air flow, the pros at Aspen Cooling & Heating, Inc. can fix it. Give us a call today for air conditioning repair in Oceanside, CA. 


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