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Air Conditioned Air – where is it going and why am I uncomfortable?

Supply Plenum – allowing cooled or heated air to escape to the attic!

 

As you can see from these pictures there are two different air flow issues that could be causing your discomfort in your home or business.

The supply plenum supplies the conditioned air to your duct work that distributes the air into the living space or work space. If it is losing that cooled or heated  conditioned  air into the attic the system will never perform up to it’s ability.

The return plenum pulls the conditioned air back into your heating or cooling system to be reconditioned to the desired temperature you have set at the thermostat. If the return air is pulling in unconditioned air from the attic it will never be able to perform during extreme outdoor weather.   

So have your heating and cooling system inspected every season to insure your system is not trying to do something it can’t do. Heat and or Cool outdoor air!

Your system will thank you and your pocket book will thank you for the lower utility bills and most of all for your improved COMFORT!

Call A.I.R. Plus today at 405-618-2AIR or 405-421-5191 to have your comfort level checked out! Or email us at gcollins@airokc.com to schedule an inspection or tune-up. Or go to our website at airokc.com

Return Plenum sucking in hot or cold attic air!

A/C Air Flow Restriction – What is it? Why is the amount of air so slow coming out of my a/c system?

Air Flow Restriction – Loose Insulation inside the air duct system or plenum-causing air flow problems in Cooling or Heating System.

What can cause an air flow restriction in your air-conditioning or heating system? The most common reason is a dirty or clogged air filter. The next most common reason is aging air duct work and or lack of knowledge. For example: air duct dampers are installed in the duct work system and the new home owner or business owner is not aware of them, flexible duct pipe has sagged and now has a kink in the run,  there is another air filter in the system up in the attic (double filtering), the evaporator coil is older and has never been cleaned, etc.

Or it could be a unwanted object restricting the air flow in the duct work system that is causing poor air flow into the home or a particular room. See the attached picture –  this is a good example of an older system that has experienced a problem with the glue that holds the insulation to the side of the sheet metal plenum, when the glue ages it will allow the insulation to come loose and then restrict the air flow.  And ultimately your Cooling/Heating or A/C system works harder to keep you comfortable!

So if you have concerns about the amount of air flow in your home or business, call A.I.R. Plus today for an inspection.

Phone 405-618-2247 or 405-618-2AIR or go to airokc.com to set-up an appointment .

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May God bless you and yours!

Blocked / Clogged Evaporator Coil on an A/C System

A/C is not working! Call A.I.R. Plus to resolve the issue today.

A/C is not working! Call A.I.R. Plus to resolve the issue today.

 

If air cannot flow across the evaporator coil which is part of your air conditioning system and normally located inside your indoor unit. Cool air will not be produced! It must be free from debris, dust, dirt, hair and other contaminates. Take a look at the attached picture. This coil was so clogged up it could not longer produce cool air and it soaked the area is was located in with drainage issues from frost/ice issues.

The attached picture is that of a coil so dirty and clogged that when we began to brush the dirt off of it just roll off!

 

Change your air filters regularly to avoid this, please!

“Your Comfort is Your Choice!”  Call 405-618-2AIR or 405-421-5191 today or  go to our website and request an appointment.

 

A/C Tune-Up and Inspection should include duct work inspection!

The attached picture is of flex duct piping for a central heating and cooling system installed 25 years ago. As you can see the insulation that is to insure the heated or cooled air arrives efficiently to the room or rooms it is to heat or cool has lost it’s ability to do so! In most cases the plastic barrier that holds the insulation to the pipe and insures it does its job, is brittle and can not be reused.  So replacing the duct work piping all together is typically the best option.

When you have your air conditioner serviced for the upcoming summer, please insure that part of the inspection and tune-up includes the duct work being inspected for performance issues. In this case the occupants knew there was an issue. The comfort level and performance of the cooling and heating was very poor in this particular room.

Call A.I.R. Plus at 405-618-2247 or 405-421-5191 for an A/C inspection and tune-up. We use a check list that includes the duct work system.

Old and In-efficient duct work!

Old and Inefficient duct work!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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