How Dust and Dirt Can Affect Your Air Conditioning System

How Dust and Dirt Can Affect Your Air Conditioning System

Your air conditioning system is one of the strongest and full-bodied appliances in your home. But amidst its robustness, there are still factors that can cause it to break down. Dust and dirt are the most common of all. Since A/C units are playing an important role this summer, it should operate at its optimal performance.

You might be wondering how simple dust can cause your system to malfunction. Well, here is a list of potential effects when dust and dirt are all over your system:

Clogged Air Filter

We all know how important air filters are in keeping the efficiency of your unit as well as giving you a healthy indoor air to breathe. If dust and dirt are gathered all over your A/C’s filter, it will obstruct the airflow giving too much stress to your system and will eventually cause it to fail. To prevent this issue, clean and replace your air filter regularly.

Motor Issues

Your air conditioning system is composed of electrical and mechanical gears. If dust and dirt gather in these parts, the motors and the entire system may stop working. This problem particularly happens in the fan motor which causes bearings to seize and electrical faults to occur.

Dust-Coated Coils

Your air conditioning unit’s efficiency lessens as dust and dirt gather in the coils. We all know that air passes through these cold coils to cool. The dust and dirt stuck in the wet coils create a barrier between the surface of the coil and the air, preventing the air from cooling as it should. Aside from not achieving proper cooling, it also leads to wasted energy.

Ductwork Problems

Another problem that reduces your unit’s efficiency is restricted air flow due to layers of dust and dirt in the ductwork. Dirt in the ductwork also leads to poor air quality inside your home.

These issues stated above will all lead to your air conditioner’s inefficiency to give your home the cooling level it needs. With annual maintenance schedule, however, you will be saved from all this chaos. If it has been a while since you had your system professionally checked and cleaned, now is the time to call the professionals at Rockwall One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. We guarantee complete comfort solutions at the right cost.