Why is it important to have the coils on my HVAC units cleaned regularly?
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | Smoak's Comfort Control
Homeownership comes with a lot of responsibilities. From water pipes and HVAC systems, your home has a lot of moving parts that require TLC from time to time. One of the most important systems to keep an eye on are the coils in your HVAC unit. Here’s a few reasons you should get them cleaned on a regular basis.
It Keeps Your HVAC Unit Operational
When the coils in your HVAC unit aren’t clean, the buildup of contaminants will obstruct the normal operation of the entire system. This forces your HVAC to work longer and harder to keep the home cool. The stress of that extra workload shortens the operational lifespan of the unit as a whole, leading to more frequent repairs and replacement costs.
It Saves You Money
In addition to keeping your coils clean to ensure smooth operations and a long life span, thereby avoiding repair and replacement costs, you can improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC unit simply by cleaning the coils. When your HVAC has to run longer to cool your home because of dirty coils, you are spending more money on electricity to maintain the same level of comfort in your home.
It Can Improve Your Health
If you feel like you’ve been struggling more than usual this year with allergies or other illnesses, dirty coils in your HVAC system may be to blame. All of the air that circulates through your home passes over those coils. Dirty coils mean dirty air in the home, with airborne contaminants flooding your home, leading to issues ranging from sinus irritation and allergic reactions to worse symptoms for asthma sufferers.
Contact the HVAC experts at Smoak’s Comfort Control to save money and take control of your heating and cooling maintenance.