Why is it important to have your Air Conditioner Coils cleaned?

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Dust, dirt and other grime can accumulate on your air conditioner coils, because there is such narrow spacing between them, as air passes through them during the cooling process. If allowed to build up over time, the debris can decrease your system’s abilities to cool your home and in extreme circumstances it can even block the airflow completely. Dirty coils can make your home less comfortable, shorten the lifespan of your device, and even cost you more money. When your coils are covered in grime it can cause the system to work unnecessarily harder putting increased stress on the fans and compressors which can cause them to burn out faster. When they do finally break sooner than expected you will have to have an increased amount of service calls and repairs of various parts of the system, or even needing to replace the whole device.


Cleaning your air conditioner properly is important to maintain your comfort at home and to keep your system at peak performance. There are several methods that can be used including with compressed air, household detergents, or commercial cleaners. During a cleaning it is very important to keep in mind how fragile the coils can be and to make sure they don’t get damaged during the process. By having trained expert from Twin City Heating and Air do the cleaning you can guarantee that it will be done safely and correctly. After cleaning we are able to test and make sure that your A/C is running the way it should.

Depending on how often you use your air conditioner, we can determine how often it needs to be cleaned. Other factors can be whether or not you have a filter, how often you change it, and the air quality inside and out of your home. Even the amount of people living in the home can change how often you need it cleaned. We recommend having your air conditioner cleaned at least once a year, usually in the summer before the high use season truly starts. This can be done during your annual A/C tune up with Twin City Heating and Air.