Beware of the cottonwood! Your HVAC unit is at risk!

By June 8, 2015 October 5th, 2015 Cooling
Beware of the cottonwood! Your HVAC unit is at risk!

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Late May and early June is a great time of year, everything is warming up and becoming beautiful and green outside, yet at the same time this beautiful weather could be costing you a fortune. You might have notice all of the cottonwood that has been plaguing everyone’s yards the past couple weeks. You might not think anything of it, you might ignore it and just go about your day. What you might not know is that all of that cottonwood builds up on your air conditioning units, air handlers, any kind of outside HVAC unit is at risk of becoming covered with cotton, clogging everything and forcing your HVAC units to work harder than they should be. Forcing your HVAC units to work harder than they should is going to drastically impact the proper operation of the unit, causing you to pay more per month just to simply run your air conditioner or air handler. Here at High Performance Heating, we feel that you shouldn’t pay a single penny more than the absolute minimum per month, just to stay comfortable and not over heat during the summer. If you have noticed more and more cottonwood showing up in your yard, it might make more sense to act now before it’s to late.

There is one option available to you, free of charge: cleaning the condenser fins on your air conditioning unit., which are fine metal blades that surround the unit. They get dirty because a central fan sucks air through them, pulling in dust, dead grass, dead leaves and the worst culprit, floating cotton from cottonwood trees. When the cotton blocks the airflow it reduces the unit’s cooling ability, causing it to struggle to bring in air. Before you just start taking the hose and spraying down your outside HVAC unit, you need to cut the electrical power to the unit. This can be done by pulling out the fuse on the disconnect box that’s mounted on the side of your house behind your air conditioner. If you’re having trouble finding it or figuring it out, you can shut off the power at your main electrical box in your house. You’ll want to clean your HVAC unit on a day that is at least 60 degree F so you can turn on your air conditioner after to test and make sure it works. With how hot the weather has been recently this shouldn’t be a problem. We really recommend that you give us a call because if your not a certified HVAC technician your going to have a hard time performing the necessary maintenance that’s required every year. Not only do we clean the condenser fins on your air conditioner, but we do a complete check up and tune up on your system, we’ll check your coolant levels, blower fan, blower fan filter, and a number of other problems that can significantly reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner. We’ll ensure that your HVAC unit is running at it’s maximum potential which increases your monthly savings!

This year has been exceptionally bad with cottonwood, even if you don’t see it all over the outside of your HVAC unit, the inside of it could be completely covered, filled up and clogged with cotton. Give us a call today and we’ll send a certified HVAC technician over to assess and tune up your Air Conditioner, Air Handler, or any other type of HVAC unit you might have. Saving money while staying completely comfortable in your home has never been easier or more affordable. Join the High Performance family and see how we treat every client like they are family, you’ll quickly find out that High Performance is more than just a name, but a promise. We are standing by to take your phone call, what are you waiting for! The road to incredible savings is just a phone call away, 585-426-3004. Don’t like making phone calls? No problem send us an email! customercare@highperformanceheating.com

Author Matt Nicodemus

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