Does the Cleanliness of Your AC System Matter?
If you’re wondering whether the cleanliness of your AC system really matters, the short answer is “yes.” A dirty system can’t operate efficiently and will have a shorter lifespan.
Change the Filter
The easiest and least expensive way to keep your AC system clean is to regularly change the filter. While the filter helps your indoor air quality, its true purpose is to keep dust, dirt and other debris away from your heating and cooling equipment.
You should change the air filter every one to three months. You should change it more often if you have pets or a smoker in your home.
There’s an evaporator coil inside your home near the air handler unit. If it gets dirty, it can’t operate efficiently.
The evaporator coil has refrigerant in it that turns into a gaseous state as it absorbs heat. The refrigerant draws heat out of the air, which results in cool air blowing into your home. If the coil is dirty, the refrigerant can’t effectively do its job.
De Soto Electrical Products of De Soto, MO, offers an AC system maintenance service. As part of this service, we clean your system’s evaporator coil.
The large metal box in your backyard that’s part of your AC system is called the condenser unit. This unit has a condenser coil and fins that dissipate heat from the refrigerant. The refrigerant cools to a liquid before making its way back to the evaporator coil.
Like the evaporator coil, the condenser coil can’t properly function if it’s covered in dirt and dust. Since it’s outside, it can also become covered in leaves, grass clippings and other debris. The condenser coil is also cleaned during a professional annual maintenance visit.
De Soto Electrical Products is a full-service heating and cooling company. We repair, replace and maintain heating and cooling systems. We also perform electrical work and refill propane tanks. Please call our office today to find out how we can help your family.