The Importance of HVAC System Cleanings

With offices in Brooksville, Lecanto, Leesburg, Gainesville, Lake City, and Ocala, Restoration Specialists services all of northern Florida. Restoration Specialists offers a 24-hour emergency service for cases of unexpected disasters, such as adverse weather, and helps homeowners rebuild and restore roofs, flooring, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

When struggling with air flow or debris, homeowners should check their HVAC systems to determine if a cleaning is necessary. According to the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), unmaintained condensers and evaporator coils significantly increase energy consumption. As a result, dirty and clogged coils prohibit air flow through HVAC systems and increase the expense of utilities. In addition, reduction in heat transfer and dehumidification occurs.

As a best practice, homeowners should have their coils cleaned annually to sustain energy-efficient HVAC systems. Other signs that will alert people to check and clean their HVAC systems are the discharge of visible dirt into air conditioned spaces, the deterioration of fiberglass duct liner or other porous components, and the presence of unknown odors. During other times of the year, simply changing air filters and cleaning outdoor units will ensure peak HVAC system performance.