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Does Dirt and Debris Impact My Air Conditioning System?


Land O’ Lakes, FL has to deal with high summer temperatures and humidity, just like the rest of the Tampa Bay area. A good air conditioning makes it possible for your house to stay comfortable even when the mercury creeps up. Like everything else, however, wear and tear can impact the effectiveness of your air conditioning system, and dirt and debris can lower its efficiency, necessitating serious repairs somewhere along the line.

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Dirt and debris have the most prominent impact when they  cover the evaporator and condenser coils. The coils play an important role in cooling air. When the coils get too dirty, they are unable to transfer heat, which makes it harder to cool air the air in your household. The condenser coils need to transfer heat from the refrigerant to the outside air, and the evaporator coils need to absorb the heat from the air in your home.

Dirt and debris can also enter the duct system or other key parts of you air conditioning system.  That decreases the air quality in your home, increasing the risk of allergens or irritants. In addition, the air filters designed to prevent dirt and debris from getting into your system may become clogged: reducing air flow and creating more strain on the system.

You can avoid these problems fairly easily first by replacing the air filter on a regular basis, and then by scheduling a annual maintenance service from a trained professional. An expert can not only spot potential problems before they get out of hand, but clean the dirt off of key components to keep them running. A separate duct-cleaning appointment will clear the dust and dirt out of your ducts, while sealing any leaks that might have caused the dust to seep in in the first place. The trained professionals at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling can perform air conditioning maintenance services throughout the Land O’ Lakes area. Call us today to set up an appointment.