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Why Does My Air Conditioning Need Cleaning?

We have all heard the phrase “out of sight, out of mind.” This can be particularly true when thinking about cleaning your air conditioner. For most homeowners, cleanings only come to mind when faced with an HVAC air conditioning service issue or emergency.    Believe it or not, built up dust and debris in your HVAC unit or ductwork is often the biggest culprit when it comes to mechanical issues. Most issues are preventable with proper maintenance and regularly scheduled cleanings. Air conditioning maintenance is one of the best things that you can do for your system. It will keep your home comfortable and costs low.    Schedule online or give our team a call at (949) 979-4599. 

3 Benefits of Regular HVAC Cleaning

The truth is that it can be easy to forget about cleaning your HVAC unit, simply because the majority of parts are not visible. Even for homes equipped with mini-splits, neglect can occur. However, there are a number of benefits that are associated with a properly cleaned and maintained HVAC system. Here are three of these benefits:

1. Clean Air

The air that your system pushes out touches everything in your home. Furniture, clothing and most importantly your body and lungs, are all subject to the air quality that your HVAC system produces. Even if you clean your home daily, dust, pet dander, dead skin cells and more are circulated through your HVAC system and redistributed to your home.    One of the best ways to keep your air clean is by replacing your filter once a month. Filters become easily clogged with debris, which then travels through your home. Many homeowners don’t consider replacing their filter until a problem develops, so be sure to stay on top of it If you feel like your home’s air could be better, contact an HVAC technician to improve your indoor air quality.

2. Efficiency

No one likes to see their energy bills go through the roof. When your HVAC is dirty it cannot properly heat or cool you home. While the unit may sufficiently produce comfortable air, debris in the ductwork can restrict air flow. In either case, the consequence is more energy consumption which inevitably results in higher utility bills.    If your HVAC system continues to run without being cleaned, you may end up with a replacement on your hands. Keeping up with air conditioning cleaning and maintenance will help your system to last longer. 

3. Wear and Tear

HVAC units are designed to last 15-20 years, but that is only possible when properly maintained. As dirt and debris build up, your system will struggle. More than just efficiency issues, this will also lead to the premature breakdown of parts. Parts like the blower motor and belt are more susceptible to damage from wear and tear.    All of this can cost you money and increase the frequency of needed air conditioning repair. It is recommended that your HVAC is cleaned once every 3 years. Doing so will go a long way to preventing a full system replacement earlier than expected.    Now that you know some of the benefits of getting your HVAC system properly cleaned on a regular basis, what is the next step? 

Why Should I Schedule Professional Service?

You probably figured you would DIY your HVAC cleaning before even considering professional service. While there are a large number of DIY repairs that can be made within your home, HVAC cleaning is best left up to the professionals.    While cleaning your ductwork seems easy enough, working with a professionally trained team will make sure that the job gets done right the first time. If you are still thinking about a DIY solution, here are three things that should make you reconsider:  
  • Even if you purchased a top of the line vacuum for your home, it will not be built with enough suction power to properly clean your HVAC. You might be able to get surface level dust that is visible around your unit or immediately inside of your vents. However, as dust builds up it becomes solids and additional power is necessary to get all of the hard to reach places. A professional cooling and heating team uses high powered vacuums to efficiently clean your system. 
  • A popular DIY myth is that you can take an air compressor to sufficiently blow all of the debris out. Instead, it just makes an enormous mess. Additionally, it does not have the capacity to cover the entire system of ductwork. In short, it’s best to avoid this strategy all together.
  • Cleaning your HVAC is most likely not a top priority if you are planning on doing it yourself. It’s easy to push the task until next weekend. Next weekend turns into a month or year, ending with an emergency service call when your system breaks down.
  Rather than stress yourself or cause a mess, schedule local residential services to ensure that your system stays clean and runs as reliably as possible.

Corona Air Conditioner Repair, Maintenance and Replacement Services

Being equipped with the benefits of maintaining a clean HVAC system, and the drawbacks of a DIY approach, is only half of the equation. Working with a trusted source for all things HVAC, should be your next step.   Homeowners in Orange County turn to Dynamic Air Services for all of their Corona air conditioner service and repair needs. Whether you are in need of periodic cleanings or an emergency service call, our team has got you covered.    With offices in Lake Forest and Corona, our team of professionally trained HVAC technicians are ready to help with all of your HVAC demands. Schedule a virtual consultation today and ask about or no contact service as we work together to slow the spread of Covid-19.   To get in contact with our team at Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling and Heating, give us a call at (949) 979-4599 or head to our website:  
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