Are Dirt & Dust Disastrous for HVAC Equipment? - Heatmasters
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Dirt and Dust can be Disasterous

Published by Steven Weiland

As with all surfaces in your home, your air conditioning system will gather dirt and dust over time.  We have discussed the importance of regular maintenance and cleaning of HVAC equipment – here are a few common problems associated with dirt and dust in your AC system.

Clogged air filter

The largest need for air conditioning repair occurs when the air filter is clogged. Your air conditioner uses this filter to keep large particles of dirt, dust and other debris from getting sucked into the system. When the filter isn’t changed frequently enough, it can restrict the flow of air through the system, resulting in inefficient operation, reduced comfort and increased repairs.

Dirty coils

Air conditioning systems use  a large fan to pull in air and pass it over a series of cold coils. When those coils are covered with dirt or dust it reduces their ability to absorb heat out of your air, which reduces your AC’s efficiency as well as the level of comfort in your home.

Motor problems

Another area that commonly collects dust and dirt is in your fan motors. The fan motor must operate efficiently in order to pull in and cool the warm air in your home. Dust buildup can cause the bearings to seize up or the electrical wiring to become faulty, which may result in system failure.

If you suspect your HVAC system isn’t functioning properly, give Heatmasters a call. We can repair or replace any faulty equipment.

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