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Why It’s So Important to Keep Your Air Conditioner Clean


Your air conditioning system is a complex piece of machinery. Every part should be in good working order if you really want it to run smoothly. And sometimes the smallest of things can do a lot of damage.

The tiny particles found in the air of any building could potentially cause a lot of damage to your air conditioning system. Luckily, you have a clean air filter in place to stop them—we hope. Take a look at how a dirt in the air conditioner could do a lot of harm, and why it’s important to keep filters and other components clean.

The Trouble With Particles

If particles in the air were to get into the air conditioner, the blower fan could suck them in, pummeling the AC equipment as they enter. Particles also get into the blower fan, keeping it from running smoothly and preventing That’s actually why the air filter was designed in the first place, engineered to keep particles from decreasing the lifespan of your equipment.

Air Conditioners and Indoor Air Quality

Then, of course, there’s the issue of indoor air quality. Most people associate air filtration in their homes with the amount of allergens in the air. This is another reason to clean or change your filter regularly, and why you should keep the AC clean. You can help keep the air conditioner clean by installing a UV air purifier (with the help of an HVAC technician), which may help to prevent mold and mildew from building up on the indoor unit.

Changing the Air Filter Regularly

You must change your air filter each and every month. Doing so is easy. Simply…

  • Locate the filter within your home, typically in a register.
  • Turn the AC off completely before removing the filter.
  • Check the size before you buy a new one.
  • Purchase the right filter for your AC equipment (you may need to consult a technician or your AC system manual).
  • Replace the filter carefully, ensuring the arrows are facing in the right direction, and put a reminder in your calendar to replace it in a month.

In addition, keep the outside unit free of yard waste. Trim back branches and keep loose items away from the condenser unit as much as possible. And have technicians maintain and clean your air conditioner each and every year.

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