The Ways Dust Harms Your AC Efficiency
Dust is a major culprit in the battle for HVAC efficiency. This ever-present hazard in your Jacksonville, Florida, home can build up and clog your filter or damage components. Keep a watchful eye out for dust in your home, and take action to make sure it’s not settling in your heater or air conditioner.
Slowing Air Flow
Your air filter is your first line of defense against dust. If you have a lot of dust in your home, this filter can easily become clogged. When your filter is covered in dust and dirt, your HVAC unit has to work much harder to pull air through. Check your filter monthly for visible dust. Change it whenever you see a buildup forming, or at least once every three months.
For more efficient filtration, consider upgrading to an air purifier. This will stop smaller particles and give you the cleanest air possible.
If your air filter doesn’t stop dust effectively, it can build up in your ducts. Your ducts may also pull dust in through leaks. Cleaning, sealing, and insulating your ducts can all help to remedy dust buildup in this area. Dirty, leaky ducts don’t allow your heating and cooling to operate at peak efficiency, while well-sealed ducts will do the job admirably.
Hampering Internal Operation
Dust can build up inside your HVAC unit in areas that usually go unseen. Dust may settle on the condenser coils, causing them to ice over, or collect in the blower so it can’t work at full force. Scheduling annual tuneups will help you keep dust at bay. During this visit, our HVAC technicians thoroughly clean and inspect the unit. We’ll help you get rid of any dust accumulation inside your heating and cooling systems so you can enjoy energy efficient operation.
If you need help fighting dust in your home, give Mike Merritt Heating & Air a call at 904-240-4038. From regular maintenance visits to advanced air quality solutions, we have what you need for clean air and high efficiency in your home.