Can Leaves And Debris Affect My HVAC System?

Can Leaves And Debris Affect My HVAC System?

My, my, my what crazing weather we have been having this winter. It’s been cold, it’s been warm and it has been windy. Those recent strong winds have blown branches, twigs, and leaves from the trees. Even though falling leaves can be a serene sight, they can wreak havoc on your outdoor HVAC unit. Grass clippings after months of mowing the lawn can also accumulate inside your system.

Tree debris often gets trapped inside the condenser or outside the coil, right between the coil and the chase. This can build up over time and if not cleaned out, can cause issues you may never thought of. But thankfully we are here to give you the information you need to keep your HVAC system running smooth and our talented, skilled technicians are always ready to provide the much needed scheduled maintenance and clean your system for you to make sure it continues to operate at tip top shape for years and years to come.

What can happen because of some silly leaves, twigs and branches you ask? We’d be happy to tell you.

Debris Blocks Airflow: Leaves and other earthly debris can pile up inside a unit and literally choke off airflow. This can also affect your HVAC efficiency, making it use more energy. Grass, leaves and twigs blocking airflow can also damage parts of the system like the AC compressor and condenser coil. Damage that you were probably not expecting or budgeting to fix.

Higher Electric Bill: Because the system has to work harder, it runs longer, especially the air handler. This extra work and extra use of electricity can show up on your bill. Not a good surprise by any means.

Reduces Life Of HVAC System: All this talk about your HVAC system have to work harder to get to your desired temperature, if it even gets there, can reduce it’s lifespan having you replace your system sooner than much, much later.

I know you hear us talk about the importance of regular maintenance on your Air Conditioner and Heater, but we have unfortunately seen what can happen to a neglected HVAC system. Repairs can be costly, but replacements are even more. We cannot promote our maintenance plans enough which cost a fraction of what a new replacement air conditioning unit can be.

Has it been a while since your HVAC system has been checked out or cleaned out? Then it’s time to schedule that maintenance call for your family’s peace of mind.

Call today! 318-222-KOOL (5665)

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