Filters keep dust from circulating into your home through your air conditioning unit, which is one of the reasons why manufacturers recommend changing filters regularly. Over time though, even with your diligence in changing filters, dust can collect around the unit and its electronic components, causing the system to become sluggish, less efficient and use more energy to operate.
Dusty air conditioners can also carry allergens and other pollutants throughout your home, making it less comfortable for you and your family to breathe. Having your dusty air conditioner professionally cleaned at least once each year will eliminate the dust build-up in your system and keep it running smoothly, saving you money in the long run.
Professional cleaning is usually inexpensive and can be performed by a trained technician in one trip. Spring is the ideal time to schedule a cleaning for your dusty air conditioner–after it has been sitting idle for a year and before heavy usage when it would really be inconvenient for any needed repairs the technician can catch and repair during the cleaning.
What does professional cleaning consist of? Here are steps a technician will take during a routine cleaning and maintenance tune-up:
- Check and calibrate thermostat
- Clean or replace filters
- Check amps on fan motor
- Check and lubricate bearings
- Clean coils
- Clean and treat drains
- Tighten electrical connections
- Measure temperature drop
- Check refrigerant levels
- Inspect the entire unit for proper installation, rating and operation
Getting your dusty air conditioner cleaned every year can keep you breathing easy and keep your family comfortable. Contact Overland Park Heating & Cooling to clean your dusty air conditioner this spring. We have kept Kansas homes comfortable since 1983.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about dusty air conditioners and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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