Many homeowners in our local area face issues with dust. In addition to being a health hazard, airborne dust particles can threaten your heating and cooling system. It can affect your indoor comfort as well, as this problem causes your equipment to perform poorly. This can result in an uptick in your energy bills.
As one of the leading local home heating companies, we know how damaging dust particles can be, especially to HVAC systems. Below are some of the common hazards for which you need to keep an eye out.
Inefficient Airflow Through Filters
Too much dust on your HVAC system’s filters can compromise your equipment’s ability to decontaminate the air. If you haven’t checked your air filters recently, do so now; chances are they’re clogged with dust. Do this every month, remembering to clean or replace them at least every three months. It may also be a good idea to invest in a better air filter. Choose one that has a higher MERV rating, as this can filter out smaller airborne particles.
Damaged Interior HVAC Components
HVAC equipment that’s operating properly continuously circulates air. Unfortunately, this air isn’t always clean and dust-free. Once dust particles settle on the coils, the coils can have a hard time absorbing heat. In addition, the blower motor may not work as smoothly as intended if there’s excessive dust buildup. In both of these situations, the efficiency of the system may decrease. Rather than tinker with the internal components of your HVAC system, it’s best to turn to your local AC and heater repair pros.
Dust Buildup in the Ductwork
Proper installation is key to ensuring your HVAC equipment performs well. You can figure out the proper size for your home’s HVAC system by taking into account the square footage of the house and the size of your ducts. When there’s an imbalance in this setup, you can expect the ductwork to accumulate dust, diminishing the entire system’s efficiency. While you can clean the register, the cleaning of major dust buildup is best left in the hands of the pros.
Comfort Solutions Heating & Cooling is your one-stop shop when it comes to your comfort needs. Whether you require an air conditioner replacement or heating equipment maintenance, expect our certified technicians’ performance to be as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Give us a call at (503) 344-1315 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.