Strong airflow is essential for HVAC efficiency and lower utility bills. AC maintenance is absolutely crucial for strong airflow. Here are four ways to increase airflow and AC efficiency in your Dallas, TX home this summer:
1. Keep Your AC Evaporator Coil Clean
Weakened airflow caused by dirt in the AC’s indoor evaporator coil can drastically reduce air conditioner efficiency. An extra strain is put on the system to get past all the gritty buildup that forms over the course of a year. Because the evaporator coil removes heat and humidity from your home, restricted airflow can reduce indoor comfort significantly. It can also shorten the lifespan of your system. AC tune-ups include a thorough equipment cleaning to keep coils functioning properly.
2. Keep Your AC Condenser Coil Clean
Your AC’s outdoor unit houses the condenser coil, which removes heat from your home. AC maintenance keeps the condenser coil clean. The cleaner the condenser coil, the more efficiently it will release hot air. Dirty condenser coils have to struggle to get the job done. When this happens, excess energy is expended and utility bills go up. Additionally, indoor comfort suffers and the life of your system is cut short.
3. Change the Air Filter Often
Dirty filters restrict airflow and should be changed every 30 to 90 days. The more people and pets that are living in your home, the more often the filter should be changed. If you can’t see filter material through the dirt, it’s time to change the filter.
4. Have Your Ductwork Checked for Leaks
Up to 30 percent of cooled air can be lost as it travels through your ductwork. Leaks and cracks allow cooled air to escape, and your air conditioner has to work extra hard to make up for the constant losses. The outcome is weakened airflow, high utility bills, and reduced indoor comfort.
At Allstars Electric Heating & Air Conditioning, we believe in keeping airflow strong and AC efficiency high with dedicated maintenance. To learn about AC maintenance options for your Dallas, Texas, home, visit us online or call (972) 268-9413 to schedule an AC tuneup.