The answer is a resounding yes.
Running your A/C units with dirty filters and blowers can cause a myriad of problems. Upkeep is important for livability, comfort, protection, energy efficiency and overall longevity of your units. So if you’re a homeowner, you essentially have two options: DIY or call in experts to help you get the job done. Let's break down the maintenance for each part of your units, and what you can do to keep them running smoothly:
One of the easiest HVAC maintenance routines for homeowners is cleaning your filters. A clean filter means clean air and a comfortable home. Check your filters monthly, and when you notice an issue – such as a clog or general dirty appearance – it is likely time for a replacement. If you have trouble remembering to replace your filters, or simply don’t feel comfortable doing so, the experts at Southern Air are happy to take care of it for you.
Your indoor and outdoor coils are essential to cooling your home and controlling humidity. And if they’re dirty, your system will not be able to work effectively, resulting in issues. The good news is: Cleaning your coils can be as simple as pulling out your vacuum cleaner. After visibly inspecting your coils for lint and dander, it’s time to remove anything that may be restricting the airflow in your home. If you are noticing your coils may need more than a vacuum cleaner, you may need to bring in the pros. When in doubt, the HVAC experts can help identify the need and have the proper tools to get the job done.
Let’s start with explaining what your blower actually is. In each furnace within a home, there is a blower assembly – consisting of a motor and wheel. The purpose of the blower is to – you guessed it – blow air through said furnace, coils and ductwork into your home. This is important for both heating and cooling. However, cleaning blowers can feel intimidating. Whether your blowers are new and still in great condition, it’s always important to have a professional clean it every 2-4 years. If you have an older unit, the experts can do a full removal of the blower assembly, disassemble the wheel from your motor and clean it to be in pristine condition once again.
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