How Dust and Dirt Can Affect Your Air Conditioning

In extreme climates, air conditioners and furnaces can get a huge workout. Summers can be really hard on your system – when your air conditioner is operating, dust, dirt and other debris can be drawn in and adversely affect the performance of your unit. So, what happens, and what do you do?

The biggest problem with a dirty system is that dust can collect on the condenser coil. Then it’s prevented from either releasing or absorbing heat. Your AC unit works harder, and it doesn’t cool effectively. It can also blow dirt particles into your house, and that can be harmful to people who have allergies or asthma. In fact, dirty air can actually CAUSE asthma.

When this happens, your system has to be cleaned. Please don’t think that this is something you can do with a bottle of Windex and some paper towels. It’s not a DIY job – in fact, improper cleaning can actually damage your HVAC unit, and then you have to look for an expensive repair job. Rather than trying to tackle it on your own and possibly causing damage, you’d be better off getting in touch with a qualified contractor.

You can prevent the buildup of dust and dirt, though, by making sure to change your air filter often. Don’t let dust and dirt build up to the point where it becomes a problem.

At Moore HVAC, we’re just a phone call away. Our expert technicians know exactly how to keep your system clean and operating to peak efficiency. There’s no need to live with a dirt-clogged, inefficient system. If you’re in the Petaluma, Napa, Santa Rosa or San Rafael area, just give us a call at (707) 387-0265 we’ll make sure that your AC system is always operating properly, and we can also arrange for regular checkups of your system.