7 Advantages Of Cleaning Your Air Conditioner
Many people don’t think much about the proper care and maintenance of their AC unit until it suddenly quits. Needless to say, that always seems to happen at the worst possible time. Getting your air conditioning unit cleaned regularly can help prevent a number of problems. Here are 7 advantages of getting your air conditioner cleaned.
- Prolongs the life of your air conditioner
The more this dirt, dust and debris build up in your unit, the harder the motor has to work to keep your home cool. The harder it has to work, the faster it will begin to break down. You can significantly extend the life of your AC unit by making sure it is clean and clear of dust and debris to keep it running as efficiently as possible. Proper cleaning of an air conditioner requires a number of different steps, so you should always consider hiring a professional to care for and maintain it.
- Helps lower energy costs
People that work out regularly or work in physically demanding jobs can consume an enormous number of calories without ever putting on weight, because their bodies burn an enormous amount of fuel each day. When your car engine starts to get gummed up, it requires more fuel to get you the same number of miles as a cleaner engine in the same type of vehicle. The same is true of your air conditioner. Dirty, gummed up works decrease performance which requires more energy to keep it going.
- Offers increased performance
A dirty air conditioner has to run and run and run to keep your home cool. The longer a machine has to run without stopping, the hotter it gets. Just like your computer, your car or anything else mechanical, overheating leads to all kinds of performance issues and eventually breakdowns. A clean air conditioner can accomplish the same thing much faster, which means it runs for a while and then shuts down. This not only keeps your home cooler, but it keeps your air conditioning unit from overheating which can lead to all kinds of performance issues.
- Creates better indoor air quality
Outdoor air is full of all kinds of toxins and pollutants. Your air conditioner has filters which keep these toxins and pollutants from entering your indoor environment, but over time, those filters start to accumulate dust and debris which makes them less and less effective at filtering out the toxins from the air entering your home. Getting your filters cleaned or replaced regularly is critical to maintaining good indoor air quality.
- Creates a cooler home
It doesn’t really matter what temperature you set your thermostat to if your air conditioner is incapable of creating the amount of cool air necessary to achieve that temperature. Again, the harder your air conditioner has to work, the more susceptible it is to overheating and breaking down. A clean air conditioner can more easily cool your home to even arctic temperatures without having to strain itself too much. A dirty air conditioner will struggle to keep your home cool enough to keep you from sweating.
- Helps prevent unforeseen breakdowns
Getting your air conditioner cleaned regularly also gives service professionals a chance to assess the overall condition of your unit. Not only can repairing or replacing an air conditioning unit might be costly, but trying to get it repaired or replaced during the busiest season of the year can also be next to impossible. It is far easier and cheaper to get necessary service or repairs in the winter than in the summer and knowing in advance that you are going to need repairs or a replacement gives you time to get estimates, set aside some money and even investigate replacement options.
- Prevents issues with other systems
When performance decreases, air conditioners start to require more power to compensate. This can lead to blown circuits or fuses, which can in turn impact your home’s electrical system. It is important to remember that your air conditioner is just one component in an entire interconnected system. Problems with one component can’t create a chain reaction of problems with other systems. The more systems that are affected, the more difficult it can be to find the root cause of the problem and address it.
Your air conditioner is not the only thing that can benefit from some spring cleaning. JC Eco blasting can help get your entire home spruced up and looking ship-shape for summer.