In south Florida, there are very few things that feel better than coming in out of the heat, into your cool home. But, unfortunately, a lot of homeowners don’t give their unit a second thought until it breaks down—usually at the hottest time of the year.
In our last blog post we talked about all the moisture that is drawn from the air and collects on your coil. The moisture that is not recirculated is emptied out of the system through your drain line. Algae will grow in the moisture of the drain line and eventually clog the pipe with growth and any debris that clings to the moisture along the pipe.
There are many critical components to an air conditioning system, but the air conditioning coils are by far some of the most important. These coils are also very delicate and need to be handled properly in order to preserve their cooling power. With regular maintenance and upkeep, well-preserved AC coils will help keep indoor air quality high and utility bills lower.
If you're going to take care of your HVAC unit, you're going to need to clean and maintain its individual parts. If you don't, the dirty unit will wind up working harder, causing more strain on its internal mechanisms, which will consequentially result in a busted unit.
Here are a few tips to help homeowners with cleaning air conditioners, so that they won't have to worry about fixing air conditioners later on.