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How To Increase Airflow in Your AC:

By April 12, 2023April 29th, 2023No Comments

Are you experiencing poor airflow from your AC system? A lack of airflow can cause your air conditioner to work harder than necessary, leading to higher energy bills and reduced comfort in your home. Fortunately, there are several simple steps you can take to increase airflow and improve the efficiency of your AC system.

      1. Change Your Air Filters

One of the most common causes of poor airflow is a dirty air filter. Over time, dust and debris can accumulate in your air filter, restricting the flow of air through your AC system. To prevent this, it’s essential to change your air filter regularly. Depending on the type of filter, you may need to change it every one to three months.

      1. Clean Your Vents and Ducts

Another common cause of poor airflow is dirty vents and ducts. Dust and debris can accumulate in your vents and ducts, reducing the amount of air that can flow through them. To clean your vents and ducts, you can use a vacuum or a brush to remove any accumulated dust and debris. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts professionally cleaned every few years to ensure maximum airflow.

      1. Check Your Thermostat Settings

Your thermostat settings can also affect the airflow from your AC system. Make sure that your thermostat is set to “auto” instead of “on.” When set to “auto,” the fan will only run when the AC is actively cooling the air. When set to “on,” the fan will run continuously, even when the AC is not actively cooling the air.

      1. Consider Adding Fans

In some cases, adding fans to your home can help to increase airflow and improve the efficiency of your AC system. Ceiling fans, for example, can help to circulate air throughout your home, reducing the workload on your AC system. You can also use portable fans to help move air from one room to another.

      1. Have Your AC System Serviced

If you’ve tried the above steps and are still experiencing poor airflow from your AC system, it may be time to have your system serviced by a professional HVAC technician. A technician can diagnose any issues with your system and make the necessary repairs to improve airflow and efficiency.

At Seattle Heating and Cooling, we offer professional AC services for homeowners throughout the Seattle area. Our experienced technicians can help you increase airflow and improve the efficiency of your AC system, from maintenance and repair to installation and replacement. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience better air quality in your home!

If you’ve tried the above steps and are still experiencing poor airflow from your AC system, it may be time to have your system serviced by a professional HVAC technician. A technician can diagnose any issues with your system and make the necessary repairs to improve airflow and efficiency.

At Seattle Heating & Cooling, we offer professional AC services for homeowners throughout the Seattle area. Our experienced technicians can help you increase airflow and improve the efficiency of your AC system, from maintenance and repair to installation and replacement. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment! 206-848-8080

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