While Universal often blogs about HVAC central air systems, we are well aware that many people in the Houston area still have an A/C window unit (or single room air conditioner). These units remain a popular choice for older homes, garages and apartments where installing a duct system would be cost prohibitive or architecturally difficult. Even with a small A/C unit, it’s imperative that it be cleaned and serviced annually (just like a central air system) to ensure maximum efficiency. One of the recurring problems with window units is that the evaporator and condenser coils, or the cooling fins, will get blocked or bent.
Any blockage can restrict airflow, cause freezing and keep the air from cooling. The inactivity throughout the winter season also leaves the unit susceptible to mold and mildew, so it’s imperative to clean it every spring. This process is fairly easy, though it will take two people and require a fin comb (if you don’t already own one). A professional cleaning would cost over $100, so this project will save you money – and help ensure your unit runs efficiently all summer.
Remember that Universal is the premier home services company in Houston and can assist you with all your HVAC needs. If you have an A/C window unit (or single room unit) that isn’t performing properly – or needs its annual tune-up, we can help! Call us today at (713) 364-0226 to schedule an appointment today!