Now is a great time to perform some scheduled maintenance on your HVAC system before you start running the air conditioning, especially in the hot California summer where the air conditioner works hard for many months of the year.
What are the dangers of dirty coils?
If your ventilation system is not cleaned regularly, you can have issues with:
Shortened lifespan of equipment
What kinds of buildings need clean coils?
All sorts of commercial establishments and multi-unit buildings:
What happens if dirty coils are ignored?
Really, any contamination in your HVAC system is an issue one way or another.
Health problems–From something as simple as minor allergies to potentially fatal Legionnaire’s Disease, contaminants in your ventilation are a risk you can’t afford to take. Make sure your system is cleaned routinely.
Mold–If mold is allowed to grow and spread in a damp area of your system, for example where condensation occurs from the use of air conditioning, the damage can be catastrophic and require extensive remediation and restoration if left unchecked. Do not let mold get out of hand.
Equipment Age–Your HVAC system was expensive to put in and it would be even more expensive to replace. Proper maintenance extends the life of your system. Dirty coils, clogged vents and ducts with layers of dirt, dust and lint make your system work harder and harder, using up precious lifespan.
Energy Costs–When your system works harder, it also uses more energy. Dirty coils can use up to 37% more energy to do the same work as clean coils! With today’s energy prices going up and up, it only makes sense to keep your system working as efficiently as possible!
Wendy Stackhouse is the Online Community Manager for AirTek Indoor Air Solutions and our affiliate Alliance Environmental Group. We welcome your comments! For more news and tips or to ask questions of our experts, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! For updates on environmental services like mold remediation, lead removal and pest control including bed bugs, Like us at Alliance Environmental on Facebook or follow Alliance on Twitter!