Within the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed that the annual arrival of those fluffy cottonwood seeds came right on schedule despite everything else that was going on. Following the usual spring dose of pollen, they went right ahead and went wherever the wind blew them, including, very likely, into the coils in your HVAC system.
That makes this a good time for a friendly reminder about the opportunity to capture energy savings by having your units’ coils cleaned and changing your filters. Accumulations of dust, dirt, pollen and debris in the coils act as an insulator cutting down on their effectiveness, and dirty filters make your system work harder to deliver the same amount of air.
A 2016 white paper from NADCA (the National Air Duct Cleaners Association) showed dramatic impacts, including an average 54% improvement in air flow, measured in CFM (cubic feet per minute) in commercial buildings, from cleaning the system.
Give us a call at 630-595-4242 if you’d like a free estimate for cleaning or sealing your HVAC system, or would like to talk about filters and belts. We wish you and yours a safe, healthy and happy summer.