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It's Spring, Time to Clean Those ACs!

Should AC Maintenance Be a Part of Spring Cleaning?

Spring is here, and that means so is everyone’s favorite chore: spring cleaning. Spring cleaning isn’t just about throwing out what’s old to make space for new things. It’s also about cleaning things like the AC units that homeowners will soon need for cooling down homes. 

A clean unit can help keep the air circulating, which keeps the air from getting too stuffy and can help keep allergens out of a home. That is, of course, as long as the unit has been properly cared for and maintained. 

An unclean AC unit can cause a lot of problems for homeowners: expensive maintenance repairs due to a malfunctioning system, allergy flareups, and the production of mold and mildew to name a few.

Cleaner Air Conditioners Work Better

hvac Air conditioner maintenance is important to keep a unit running as smoothly as possible and to avoid bigger headaches down the road. Maintaining an air conditioner consists of cleaning the coils and changing the air filter. These are two important steps for keeping an AC unit in good condition. 

When using an AC unit, the air constantly shifts and circulates throughout the home. This means that dirt, dust, and other pollutants are also being shifted through the air. Things can get dirty pretty quickly since the air has to pass through the coils and air filters. 

The more dirt that is collected in the coils and filters, the better chance of them getting clogged and leading to a malfunctioning system and costlier repairs. 

Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind – Air Ducts

ductSpring maintenance is more than just cleaning an air conditioning unit. The ducts will need some care, too.

When the ducts of HVAC systems become clogged with pet dander, dust, dirt, and other debris, it can cause a rise in utility bills since the system will have to work overtime to provide enough power to put out sufficient airflow throughout the home. 

Duct cleaning will save homeowners some money, but it will also improve the air quality, reduce allergens, reduce odor, prevent mold and mildew from occurring, and more. 

Routine Home Cleaning Can Help Too

Homeowners who regularly clean their homes will notice that it keeps their home spotless and in good shape, but it benefits their AC system as well. By vacuuming, dusting, and sweeping, one can reduce the number of pollutants. With a reduction of these contaminants, homeowners reduce the debris that ends up getting sucked into the air cycle and the filters and coils. 

This is extremely beneficial as it will help keep the filters and coils cleaner and may extend their life, so homeowners don’t have to have them changed quite as often. With clean air, allergens are less likely to cause any seasonal allergies to flare up. 

About AirLux Heating & Cooling

AirLux Heating & Cooling was established in 2018 and is located in Niles, Michigan. The experts at AirLux provide amazing customer support and professionalism in everything they do and are here to help homeowners 24/7/365 with expert AC service.