Dirt and Dust: you don’t want them to get into your home. And trust the trained experts at Forest Air: you definitely don’t want them in your air conditioning! Although we like to think of St. Petersburg, FL as a clean and beautiful place to live, dirt and dust still get in the air—and eventually, they’ll find a way to your air conditioning. Because of the heat and humidity in Florida, our air conditioners are often running, and that gives the debris in the air extra chances to cause trouble.
Your air conditioner has a filter that catches dust and dirt particles, keeping them out of both the air that you breathe and out of the inside of the unit. An air conditioner is a complex machine that depends on several different parts working together, and damage or dirt collecting on any of them can compromise the whole system. That could mean decreased efficiency, higher electricity bills, poorer air quality, and a shortened life for the unit. Taking good care of your air conditioner and schedule preventive maintenance for it will save you money in the long run and give you more comfort in your home.
The most basic step you should take to prevent a build-up of dust and dirt is to change the air filter in your AC. This is a simple task that usually requires only a minute. Since you probably run your air conditioner throughout the year, it is a good idea to change the filter once a month.
But changing the filter won’t solve all the problems you may encounter with pollutants getting into your AC. The best long-term plan is to enroll in a regular preventive maintenance program. On a visit, your technician will clean your evaporator and condenser coils, making sure that they are able to effectively absorb and dissipate heat. They will also look over your air conditioner to detect leaks and breaks, measure its air intake, and check the motors and belts that keep the fans running. An expert in HVAC will be able to tell if you need more work done than just an air filter change. The sooner these repairs get done, the more likely you will avoid costly additional repairs in the future.
Forest Air offers the Cool Club regular maintenance program to make it easy to keep your air conditioner “like new.” Forest Air has offered air conditioning services in St. Petersburg, FL for over 20 years, so call us today for expert AC maintenance and repair!