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How Clean is Your Air Conditioner?

a technician opening up a very dirty ductless ac unit in Calgary

Nearly half of the homes in Canada have a central air conditioning system to help them beat the heat of the summer. These systems are key to always keeping a comfortable temperature but also require regular maintenance.

When you don't have a clean air conditioner, you'll have a much harder time keeping cool. Not to mention the poor air quality you're more likely to experience. It's crucial to make sure your HVAC system is as clean as possible for the best results.

Checking For Cleanliness

For many homeowners, checking their air conditioning units isn't a top priority. It's generally located in a low-traffic area and can often be forgotten or overlooked. However, dirty AC units can be a significant problem so regular inspections are key. A simple visual inspection of your HVAC unit is the best place to start. You should look for an unusual accumulation of dirt, large debris, and obvious damage. From there, you should schedule regular AC inspections so you can be sure the parts inside are just as clean to avoid needing major repairs.

Steps For An AC Cleaning Routine

There are so many reasons your AC unit can get dirty. Everything from a clogged filter to dusty vents can affect the effectiveness of your unit. Most of these causes are just a part of having an HVAC system and can't be avoided. The best thing you can do is pay attention to warning signs and keep on top of your AC cleaning routine. When you find it's time to tackle cleaning your AC unit, follow these simple steps.

  • First, remove any obvious debris you can see around the unit.

  • Make sure to replace the filter and clean any other parts like the condenser coils.

  • Next, clear out vents and ducts so you're not circulating more dust.

Routine Maintenance Tips

The best thing you can do for your HVAC unit is to create a routine maintenance plan and then stick to it. Instead of wondering what you need to do and when you can just follow your plan! This plan should include inspections, cleanings, maintenance, and repair plans so you can keep your unit running efficiently and catch any warning signs early!

Keep Your AC Clean And Functioning With Harmony Heating & Air Conditioning Inc!

Keeping a clean air conditioner is a very important task for every homeowner. When your HVAC system gets dirty it will start to have problems that can lead to expensive repairs. It's worth the effort to keep it clean for the savings alone! But the peace of mind that your family is breathing safe air makes it even more crucial! An easy way to make sure your unit is always ready to go is by hiring professionals for regular maintenance. Our team at Harmony Heating and Air Conditioning Inc will keep your units in tip-top shape and running well. If you're in need of an HVAC inspection, repair, or installation, contact us today


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