The Importance of Keeping your Air Conditioner Clean

Keeping your Air Conditioner Clean

Often our customers ask about duct cleaning, which leads us to the more important subject of coil cleaning. Do you know what coil cleaning is, and why it’s important? If you are not too sure, then read on. Knowing about basic AC coil maintenance, and keeping your air conditioner clean, can save you money… and headaches!

As they say: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” SO, when should you consider a basic AC tune-up and coil cleaning? A good time is the end of the hot season, before dirt and debris harden on the coil’s fins, and can cause poor performance and long-term damage to your AC unit.

Let’s take a look at the facts about air conditioning maintenance…

The Basics:
An air conditioning system has 2 coils. The condenser coil is part of the outdoor AC unit and the evaporator (cooling coil) is part of the indoor equipment. Both of these coils typically resemble a radiator on an automobile. Both of these coils need to be cleaned periodically.

The cooling coil can also be called the “indoor coil” because it is the coil that cools the indoor air stream. All of the air from your home passes through this coil repeatedly. This coil is wet when it is active so it is a good place to foster microbial growth and mold propagation. If you are concerned with indoor air quality (IAQ) then you need to understand how to prevent these problems. If you are concerned with efficiency and longevity of your AC system then you need to understand how to prevent these problems. The key is to keep it clean.

Keeping your Air Conditioner Clean

Three tips for better, happier AC:

First: CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTER FREQUENTLY. The easy rule to remember is…when you pay your electric bill change your filter. If you keep dirt from reaching the cooling coil you will have better indoor air quality.

Second: have a professional inspect and/or clean this coil periodically.

Third: have your drain lines cleaned out regularly. The dirt that gets in your coil also ends up in your drain. There are other things that grow with in the drain as well and clog the condensate drain. This can cause indoor air quality problems, and potentially damage your AC system, and possibly do damage to your home.

Keep in mind that your condensate drain may be working today and may clog again tomorrow. The older the system, the faster this typically occurs. You need to keep an eye on it and shut the system down immediately at the first sign of water problems.

Here are some “Before and After” photos of coils. You can easily see the difference.

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Don’t let your AC system suffer. Call the experts at Air & Water Factor Cooling-Heating-Plumbing for a service call. It’s not expensive, and you, your family and your AC unit will all be a little happier, and certainly healthier. We are dedicated to keeping your air conditioner clean!

Ready for an AC checkup and cleaning? Call us at 480-706-3333, anytime day or night, or use our Online Form!

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Welcome to Air and Water Factor – Cooling, Heating and Plumbing, where you will get fast, reliable, and professional air conditioning, heating, and plumbing services – and the best air conditioning units for Arizona weather!!

Air and Water Factor Cooling, Heating and Plumbing has been dedicated to providing exceptional service to both residential and light commercial HVAC and plumbing projects in Mesa and the East Valley of Phoenix for over 10 years. Over those years, Air and Water Factor – Cooling, Heating and Plumbing has earned a reputation for exceeding our customers’ expectations for HVAC service, professionalism, and technical expertise. We offer a full range of air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality and home energy services to our customers, including specialized plumbing services. 

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If you’re looking for the most reliable HVAC and plumbing contractors for homes and small commercial buildings, you can rely on Air & Water Factor. We have been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015! We pride ourselves on being an ethical, reliable, family owned & operated company for more than 12 years. We’re also licensed in both residential & commercial industries (ROC#293229, ROC#293189), insured and bonded, and we’re dedicated to providing exceptional customer service with every interaction. We are an SRP Qualified Contractor, APS Qualified Contractor, Trane Comfort Specialist & Dealer, Lennox Dealer, Bryant Dealer, NATE Certified, and Arizona Heat Pump Council Member.

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We specialize in:

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