Keeping your air conditioner clean — especially in the dry, dusty environment of Phoenix, is of utmost importance in order to keep it running efficiently. Especially now that it’s monsoon season, more-than-usual dirt and debris will be blowing right into your cooling system due to all the storms and winds, making it very unhappy indeed. Think about it: if you got dirt and dust into your eyes, you’d be pretty grumpy too. All that dirt buildup into your A/C system can cause it to malfunction, or at the very least become very inefficient.
Inadequate maintenance is one of the most common problems when it comes to cooling system malfunction. Allowing the filters and coils to build up with dirt leads to improper operation of the compressor or fans, according to Energy.gov. All that dust and debris, when not cleaned out regularly, can build up over time and cause your unit to have to work harder to achieve the same result. What happens is your A/C unit works overtime just to cool down your home while causing a spike in your home energy usage. Another negative side effect of a dirty A/C is the need for more frequent repair. Clogged filters and dirty coils can lead to part failure or the need for unit replacement. This can turn out to be quite an expensive endeavor. By cleaning your unit on a regular basis and performing simple maintenance tasks, you can discover potential problems sooner rather than later.
Keep it Clean
Cleaning your cooling system a few times each season will go a long way towards saving you money and keeping you cooler. Here are some easy ways to maintain your unit:
- Change the filters regularly, at least twice a season. This is especially so during monsoon season in Phoenix when the winds kick up dirt that can easily get into the motor of your unit.
- Go through a checklist of tune-ups at the beginning of each season to ensure it’s working properly. You can check for leaks, replace belts that are cracked or torn, lubricate motorized parts, and test out the thermostat.
- Brush the coils and clean the condenser. In addition, remove dust that has built up on the fan blades, clean the drain, remove any clogs, and put in new insulation if needed to keep the tubes cool.
If you’re hearing odd sounds coming from your air conditioner, please call Morehart Air and Heating. Our technicians are the best in the business and we’ll help you turn your troubled cooling system into a happy one. Call us 623-566-0005 or visit https://morehartac.com.