Does My Air Conditioner Need a Spring Cleaning?

Do you want all the short and long-term benefits that come with annual air conditioner tune-ups? Or is skipping your AC maintenance a risk worth taking?

Every year you skip maintenance, your air conditioner’s operating efficiency can decrease by 5%.

Some of the reasons this may happen include:

Over time, dust and debris collect on the coils. The evaporator coils, being indoors, attract mostly dust. But the outdoor condenser coils can become full of dirt, grass trimming, and even leaves. This build-up impedes airflow and blocks heat transfer meaning that your air conditioner won’t be able to cool your home as efficiently.

Your condensate drain needs to be checked for clogs. A clog can hinder your system’s ability to control humidity. In extreme cases, a clogged condensate drain could even cause water damage to your home.

Motor parts need lubrication. Lack of lubrication can cause friction, which reduces operating efficiency.

Blower components need periodic cleaning and adjustment. Otherwise, they can cause airflow problems which can result in up to a 15% loss.