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Clean Condenser Coils Beat the Heat and Rising Energy Costs

Over time when condenser coils get clogged with dirt and debris, they not only run hotter and under higher pressure, they lose capacity. This means your rooftop units are working harder and using more energy than they should. More than that, they are failing to provide proper cooling, or worse, leading to complete system failure. Keeping your condenser coils clean is the most important thing you can do for your cooling equipment.

When it comes to how often you should have your condenser coils cleaned, it depends on the environment. Buildings near cottonwoods and other pollen and seed-bearing trees will benefit from more frequent inspections and cleanings. Operating within close proximity to a major highway can be equally damaging, even though dirt and debris from vehicle exhaust is often much harder to detect. Regardless of environment, regular maintenance will almost always do the trick.

If you’re not sure when your condenser coils were last checked or you simply need a system evaluation, our mechanical contractors can help. Send us an email or give us a call at 952-884-1661 to learn more about our preventative maintenance contracts. We would love to make your building work better so you can keep cool for the dog days of summer ahead.

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Ron Gundershaug

As vice president of Yale Mechanical’s Service Division, Ron leads the Twin Cities’ largest service fleet committed to superior HVAC service and energy management solutions. He has been helping Yale Mechanical solve the toughest HVAC problems for more than 22 years and is committed to providing service with unmatched quality and response time.

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