Your heater and air conditioner draw in outdoor air that can contain dirt, dust, pollen, mold and other harmful particles. When regularly replaced, the air filters are usually able to catch these contaminants. If you don’t change filters at least once every three months, though, the inside of your HVAC system will become dirty.
Learn the consequences of excessive dust in your HVAC system from your home furnace repair expert.
Excessive dust inside your HVAC system can cause damage and breakdowns. The coils can’t work efficiently if they’re covered in dust. so your home may remain hot or cold even when your air conditioner or heater is running. Poor airflow will create drafty or warm areas in your home, and the resulting wear and tear from this and the aforementioned issues can lead to early system failure. If you don’t take care of dust in your system right away, you may end up having to replace your furnace or air conditioner because of it.
Decreased Energy Efficiency
Too much dust in the air filters, ductwork and your indoor unit will make your system work harder, wasting energy and increasing utility costs. Hire a professional to check and clean your system if your power bills remain high despite your best efforts to save energy. They can also determine if you need a furnace or AC repair.
Ice on Your AC
In air conditioners and heat pumps with excessive dust, the coils won’t absorb or release sufficient heat to keep your indoor spaces comfortable. Over time, ice will form on them, damaging the compressor and other components of your HVAC system. Turn off your system if you notice ice on your indoor or outdoor unit. Don’t attempt to remove the ice yourself, as you may end up causing more harm to the system.
Prevent problems such as these by hiring an experienced contractor like Cooper Bros Inc. to maintain your HVAC system. With our preventive care plan, you can improve the performance of your system while extending its life at the same time. We also offer high-quality air conditioner and furnace replacement services. Call us at (408) 659-8879 or fill out our online form to request a free new systems estimate.