Tzvi Lefkowitz – Air Conditioning

Spring Cleaning and Your Air Conditioner

By Tzvi Lefkowitz

Air conditioners filters, coils and grills require routine maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently. Neglecting necessary maintenance will cause a continual decline in your unit’s performance and a steady increase in its energy consumption.

One of the most important maintenance tasks that will ensure that your air conditioner is working efficiently is a routine cleaning of its filters. Clogged, dusty filters block normal airflow and significantly reduce the unit’s efficiency. The air that is carried through a clogged filter will carry dirt directly to the evaporator coil reducing the coil’s ability to absorb heat. A clean air conditioning filter prevents the evaporator coil from soiling quickly. I recommend cleaning AC filters at least once a month.

However, even clean filters do not absorb all the dust and debris from the air and over time, and the evaporator coils can still become grimy. Dirty evaporator coils force the compressors to work longer and harder than necessary, increasing its energy usage and decreasing its component life. Professional evaporator coil cleaning ensures that the air conditioning unit would work at full capacity with good air flow and air quality.

For a central air conditioning system, it is advisable to clean out air conditioning ducts approximately every five years. In households which have smokers, house pets, respiratory issues, allergies or recent construction, it is recommended to clean the ducts in three year intervals to rid them of dust, debris, pet dander and other contaminants.

Regular checkup and maintenance of an air conditioning unit are essential for its efficiency and your financial savings. Plus, it helps spot small issues before they become major problems. Beat the summer heat – take care of your air conditioner before the season starts.

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