Have you cleaned your A/C unit this spring? If not, you could be in for some high energy bills, and even damage to your HVAC system, as the season wears on. Here are 4 spring air conditioner cleaning tips from Beaver Brothers, Inc.

Outdoor unit condenser coil cleaning

Your outdoor unit’s condenser coil can get clogged up with all kinds of debris during spring. This will lower your HVAC system’s efficiency and potentially cause damage to the A/C unit’s components. Clean off any leaves, twigs, grass clippings or dirt that have accumulated on the fins of the condenser coil. In addition, trim back any shrubs, bushes or trees that are beginning to overgrow around the A/C unit.

Clean the evaporator pan

The indoor component of your air conditioning system uses an evaporator pan to collect moisture that drips from the A/C unit. However, this moisture can lead to serious mold and mildew growth. Use a detergent to clean out the drip pan so that mold and mildew don’t take up residence in your home.

Seal & clean ductwork

The HVAC system ductwork is responsible for circulating and directing air towards different parts of your home. Over time, the ducts will collect particles of dust, pet dander, and even mold that make their way into the air. Clean your vent grills and duct openings with a damp rag, and make sure that the ductwork is properly sealed.

Change filters in Salisbury, NC

Changing your air filter is the most simple and effective way to keep your HVAC system clean and effective. Make sure to change your air filter at least once a month during spring to keep allergens and other particles from circulating through your home’s air.

Whenever you’re performing HVAC maintenance, it’s essential to make sure that the entire unit is disconnected from power. This allows you to safely work on your A/C unit. For the most thorough and quality spring air conditioner cleaning, call Beaver Brothers today!


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Gentlemen, We just got our monthly Home Energy Report from Duke Power. The report tracks our kilowatt hour usage monthly going back a year and compares our usage to the “Average Home” and that of an energy “Efficient Home.” Our track record before February showed that we ranged between 200-800 kilowatt hours above the Average Home. The downward spiral of our energy usage tracks exactly to the installation of the geothermal HVAC unit by you and your team. We are now tracking consistently with the “Average Home” and are only about 200 kilowatt hours above the “Efficient Home.” The big number however is that we are 1,000 kilowatt hours below our usage in June of last year! Now, I know that circumstances out of our control can raise or lower kilowatt hour usage, but Jan and I are convinced the numbers relate directly to the geothermal system. From a dollar standpoint, we are paying a range of $50-75 less per month to Duke Power. Just thought that you and your team would appreciate a testimonial regarding the value of their work and the products that they represent. Sincerely, Rick

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