Consequences of a Dirty Coil

If you have been looking into getting the air conditioner cleaned and maintained for the season, you have probably gotten many mixed messages during your searches on the internet. Of course the HVAC contractors are going to tell you that their service is valuable, but is there truth to their claims? Some may try to convince you that this service is a waste of your hard earned money, but don’t take them at their word! If you were to take a peek at their cooling bills or at their air conditioner, you would probably find a system that is falling apart and a utility bill that is sky high!

The Condition of the Cooling Coil

Odds are their cooling coil is a wreck! This valuable component of your air conditioning system is responsible for removing the heat and excess humidity from the air in your home. When the coil is covered in years worth of dirt and debris, these are some of the consequences you may see:

  • Increased Cooling Cost: The longer it takes for the air conditioner to remove heat from the air in your home, the more it will cost to run the air conditioner. A dirty coil cannot remove heat and humidity from the air efficiently, and as the coil gets dirty the efficiency of the air conditioner is decreased. You could be paying much more than necessary to cool the air in your home and your dirty coil could be the source of your problem.
  • Increased Operational Noise: The longer it takes the coil to remove heat from the air in your home the higher the cooling load will be on the system. When the cooling load increases so does operational noise. Don’t have the noisiest air conditioner on the block and have your air conditioner cleaned annually.
  • Decreased Comfort: Dirty coils aren’t able to remove as much heat from the as they would if they were clean. It will be much harder for your air conditioner to keep up with the temperature you have set on the thermostat and therefore your comfort will suffer. Eliminate high humidity and high temperatures with a thorough coil cleaning!
  • Decreased Lifespan: Those homeowners that do not value yearly maintenance will find themselves replacing their air conditioners much sooner than those homeowners that take the time to maintain their systems. A small investment every year will keep you from making a large investment earlier than necessary.

It’s Time for Your Yearly Cleaning!

Having a cleaning performed annually will benefit the entire air conditioner but it has even greater value for the heart of you’re a/c: the coil. Protect your comfort, your wallet, and your ears from the effects of a poorly maintained coil and call your favorite HVAC serviceman today!

 

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