When completing your spring cleaning this year, don’t forget one of the most important areas of your home to clean, your air conditioner. Over time, dust, mold and other contaminants can build up inside of your air conditioner components and ductwork, reducing performance and causing other problems. Dust can get into the motors and other machinery, leading to premature wear. Dust buildup can also clog air filters, fans and other important machinery.
When you clean your air conditioner of dust buildup, you provide extra benefits to your equipment including:
- Improved efficiency: Your A/C cannot operate at top efficiency when it’s covered in dust.
- Reduced energy bills: A more efficient air conditioner uses less energy, which in turn will lower energy bills.
- Extended unit life: The less foreign materials inside of your air conditioner, the smoother its operation, and the longer it will last.
- Reduced allergy symptoms: If anyone in your family suffers from allergies, cleaning the air conditioner is a simple way to reduce the amount of dust that gets into your home’s air supply, which can help cut back on dust and mold-related allergy symptoms.
If you schedule annual HVAC maintenance, your service technician will clean your unit of dust buildup and debris as part of the regular maintenance. If you don’t have regularly scheduled maintenance, you can call to have your air conditioner inspected and cleaned anytime.
If you would like to learn more about how dust can damage your air conditioner and additional methods you can use to extend your cooling system’s life, contact Ernst Heating & Cooling. We provide the Metro-East area with expert HVAC service and care, and will be happy to help you clean your air conditioner for maximum efficiency.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about dust buildup and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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