air conditioner air flow

4 avenues for proper air flow to support air conditioner performance

Air conditioner use in Texas is usually a must, no matter what time of year that we’re in when you’re all reading this blog. And at the top of the priority list? Make sure the cool air is flowing properly and in the most efficient manner, because whether it is or not is one of the most common causes for your unit not functioning properly – and nobody needs that.

In this blog, we will provide just a few tips that can go a long way to making sure you get proper air flow to support air conditioner tendencies in your home or apartment, which can be caused in part by improper installation of your unit or other issues according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Every home is different, while the tendencies and preferences for each person living in a space can vary wildly based on any number of factors. So we’re here to make sure that you’re doing whatever it takes for that coolness to keep flowing all year round.

So without further ado, let’s dive into some tips:

1.      Redirect air flow where it’s most needed

Here’s the thing – many of us are not in our home every minute of every day. And even if we are, there are always rooms or spots that we don’t need or don’t visit as often. Or we have multiple people living in our home that have different cooling preferences than we do. So why would every room need to be kept at the same temperature or need the same amount of airflow, which is what a central air system attempts to do? It doesn’t.

There is something called zoning, or split systems, which can help you more easily control the temperature in your home on a room-by-room basis and get proper air flow to support air conditioner tendencies. If you don’t already have it, we would suggest looking into it. If you think that type of system best fits your needs, you can give our team at Flex Heating and Air a call today to come out and install one in your home.

2.      Make sure vents are open in each room

The general consensus is that one of the most common causes for a lack of airflow within a room (or rooms) within a home can come as the result of the internal vents or registers being closed, thus causing your air conditioning unit to have to work even harder to send the cool air wherever it needs to go. If you have a central air conditioning system, you might want to conduct regular checks every so often to ensure that they are open to help the air flow more freely throughout your home. And if you’re not sure where to look, one of our technicians can easily come out and help you figure it out.

3.      Check your air filters

Experts typically advise changing your air filters at least every few months, and it’s not just because those dusty ones are not the best aesthetic. Having a dirty or clogged air filter in your home air conditioning unit is one of the more common causes of any airflow issues for central AC units, so make sure to change them on a fairly regular basis. Having ample amounts of dust or debris in your filters makes it harder for the air to flow freely. It then has to work that much harder in order to push the cool air through, putting even more stress on your system and reducing the airflow of your system in the process.

It is kind of a dirty job, though, and not for everyone. But don’t be afraid to give us a call at Flex Heating and Air, and we can change your air filters out for your no problem.

4.      Schedule regular maintenance

Yes, this seems trivial, and something that can maybe be put off until a later date. But trust us – even though it seems like a small matter, there are a number of minor (or major) air conditioning system airflow issues that are caused by daily issues. But they can usually be prevented or mitigated if you simply schedule an annual checkup or maintenance on your internal and external units.

If all else fails, you give our team at Flex Heating and Air a call today, we can easily make a house call to see if there are any potential precursors to airflow issues that are cropping up and get them taken care of sooner rather than later. We can easily check the air flow levels in your unit and advise you on how to proceed, and we’re ready for your call.

Why choose Flex Heating and Air?

Especially during those summer months, maintaining your air conditioner unit is crucial to your comfort here in Houston. So at Flex Heating and Air, we will put you first. We realize you have a long list of HVAC companies to choose from, or that you may have been let down by a previous contractor. That’s why we will never take your business for granted and are committed to providing the highest quality and most reliable HVAC services. We here at Flex Heating and Air take no shortcuts, and we will always be transparent about our process to ensure that we are serving your needs.

The air flow of your air conditioning unit may not be one of even the first 15 things you think about on a daily basis – but it’s also one of the things that is most crucial to ensuring your home and your family are taken care of during the summer months. And isn’t a few hours or days’ inconvenience in order to make sure your air conditioning unit is properly taken care of is surely worth it for you and your family’s year-round comfort here in Houston? These are certainly not the only tips out there for you, the homeowners, to solve airflow issues. But they can be a first step in doing the much-needed work to make sure that both your cool air and the good times continue to flow all year long and especially during those summer months.

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