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Are the Trees Surrounding Your Property Causing Cooling Problems?

While Cottonwood trees may be lovely to look at, homeowners in this area may not realize just how detrimental to their air conditioning systems they can be. This is because Cottonwood trees drop their fluffy seeds when the wind blows, and those seeds  can build up on the outdoor coils of our air conditioning systems. This can cause a number of problems. Keeping the outdoor coils of your air conditioning system clean and free of any such debris is a simple task which can really pay off. Here are a few examples of how clogged up coils, due to Cottonwood trees or otherwise, can negatively impact your AC in Fort Collins, CO. Contact Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning for any AC services that you may need.

Low Energy Efficiency

Even if your clogged-up AC is still running as it ought to, it is going to use a lot more energy than it should have to in cooling your home. Because of this, you are going to wind up paying more money for a lesser perfomrance from your system. Keeping your outdoor coils clear of Cottonwood seeds and other detritus will help to eliminate any such problems.

Additional Strain on System

If your system must work harder due to reduced airflow resulting from dirty outdoor coils, then it is going to incur a lot more wear and tear than it would under normal operating conditions. This wear and tear can have a very negative impact on your system, and can lead to increased repair needs. Let us thoroughly clean your system to avoid these potential damages.

Icing of System

If your coils are dirty enough, then you may find that your system is icing up. This can exacerbate the problem further, and you can expect your compressor to buckle under the strain of attempting to cool your home in these conditions. If you ever notice any ice on your AC, counterintuitive as it may seem, just dial our number to have the problem resolved by trained professionals.

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