Depending on where you live, more than 2 levels of exhausting air quality can affect the efficiency of your Heating & Air Conditioning system; High levels of airborne soot & debris cause buildup on the outdoor components of your A/C unit, most notably the condenser coil, did you suppose that only 1/100th of an inch of dirt buildup on your air conditioner’s condenser coil reduces its efficiency by 5 percent? Buildup causes your component to toil harder to cool your building, & when it works harder, it uses more energy, and this results in higher energy bills.
Depending on how long you have gone since your air conditioner has been serviced, the buildup of dirt & debris on the condenser coils could be decreasing your electric bill by as much as 30 percent. The condenser coil is a critical component of your air conditioner! Its function is to help expel heat from the big amount of air traveling through the system! When a layer of dirt & debris collects on the condenser coil, it acts as an insulator that interferes with the transport of heat. When the condenser coil can’t do its job efficiently, your component runs hotter, longer & with higher pressure in order to provide the same level of cooling. In some cases, high levels of sulfur in the soot can even cause corrosion of the condenser coil’s tubes, leading to failure of the unit. It’s best to leave the job of cleaning the coils to a professional who is trained, then preventative repair to your Heating & Air Conditioning plan & making sure your condenser coils are wash will not only lower your energy bills, but increase the lifespan of your equipment.