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3 Components Of Your AC That May Need To Be Cleaned To Prevent Problems

by Howard Barnett

Central HVAC systems consist of many different components. The air conditioning of your home can be inefficient when some of these components become dirty. This can cause damage to your AC, as well as problems with things like allergens and dust in your home. This is why you may want to have some components cleaned, such as the coil, ductwork and condensing unit. If you want to ensure your AC system is working efficiently during a summer heatwave, here are some of the components that you may need to have cleaned:

1. The Ducts And The Dust That Can Affect You And Your AC

The ducts of your HVAC system are what carry cool air to different rooms and remove the hot air. Over the years, they can become dirty and full of dust. This can be a problem when the dust collects on mechanical parts and eventually cause damage. In addition, the dust in your ducts can be full of different allergens that can be bad to breathe. This is why you may want to consider having your ducts cleaned every couple of years to reduce the allergens and wear on the mechanical parts of your HVAC system.

2. Buildup On The Coil That Can Cause Freezing And A Hot AC

There can also be buildup on the coil of your AC, which is what is used to cool air. Eventually dust causes condensation to freeze. This can cause the AC to not cool and even have so much ice built up that it only blows hot air. Eventually, the AC can be overworked, which can lead to damage to the compressor and very costly repairs. It may be a good idea to talk with an HVAC, such as at Southwest Heating and Cooling, technician about cleaning the coil when you have other regular maintenance done to your system.

3. The Condensing Unit And Outdoor Debris That Contributes To Inefficiency

The condensing unit is usually the unit located outside of your home. It is often what carries air outside and can become dirty with all sorts of outdoor debris like leaves from trees. This can eventually cause your AC to be less efficient and lead to other problems. To prevent this, keep the outdoor unit clean and free of debris. When it becomes dirty and caked with buildup, talk with an HVAC contractor about cleaning the unit for you to ensure your AC is as efficient as possible.

These are some of the components of your AC that you may need to have cleaned to ensure it is working as efficiently as possible this summer. If you AC is not cooling like it used to, contact an AC repair contractor and talk with them about some of these possible problems.