Even if There are Barbarians Approaching, Cleaning AC Coils is Always a Good Idea
May 1, 2014
“It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn’t hear the barbarians coming.” — Garrison Keillor
While that sentiment might be a bit of a stretch, to say the least, the Romans were amongst the first to try to stay cool in their homes with air conditioning systems. Today, millions of Americans depend on far more advanced residential HVAC systems to stay comfortable all year. Now, as the calendar turns to May and the weather gets warmer, homeowners need to get their systems ready for the summer months. While there are all kinds of tweaks and adjustments that could be made, cleaning air conditioning coils is often a necessary task. You probably won’t ever have to worry about barbarian hordes, but upgrading your AC before summer arrives is a good way to prevent worrying about overwhelming heat as well.
AC coil cleaning is vital for making sure your air conditioner pumps out cold air, no matter how hot the temperature gets. This winter, brutal cold spells ravaged much of the United States, and its always possible that the summer will bring the same extreme weather. By cleaning air conditioning coils, you’ll be able to make sure that your system runs efficiently and doesn’t blow out warm air, leaving you uncomfortable. Whether you work from home or just want a comfortable temperature to sleep in, air conditioners that work properly are vital during hot summers.
Though you might have to spend a few bucks to have professionals clean or even replace AC coils, that cost might be offset by energy savings. When air conditioners are not running properly, they will have to work harder to keep your home cool. As a result, energy bills will rise and you might be stunned to see just how much you’re spending when the temperature rises. While cleaning air conditioning coils might not be the only project needed to make your system run efficiently, it is a good place to start.
The Roman Empire had to worry about attacks more than they did about AC coils, but homeowners today have far different priorities. While most everyone can enjoy a nice BBQ under the summer sun, if you want to stay comfortable all summer, then upgrading your AC should be a priority. Doing so now, before the hottest months arrive, is a wise choice.