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Could Dirt and Debris Be Behind Your AC Troubles?

You dust and vacuum your house because you want it to look and feel clean and organized. This means that you may skip over the parts of your home that are hidden from view, such as the inner portions of the air conditioner. While you should allow professionals to handle most of the heavy duty cleaning involved with air conditioners, you should know that dirt and debris have a major effect on the performance and efficiency of an air conditioner. Learn more in today’s guide.

Dirty Filter

Some of the most common air conditioning issues actually result from something quite simple to prevent: a dirty air filter! The air filter can eventually become so clogged that it stops air from flowing into the system, which may overwork some of the major components. By the time you notice the problem, it might be too late, and you’ll need repairs in addition to the filter change. That’s why you should change or clean your filter each and every month.

Large Debris

If there were any large pieces of debris in your air conditioner, it could become caught in a motor or a fan, hindering the performance of the system. One time, our technicians opened up an outside condenser unit to find an entire bird’s nest—and all of the mess that comes with birds. That’s why it’s so important to keep large debris cleared away from this unit, and to have professionals check up on the AC as soon as you suspect an issue.


Dust can affect every portion of your air conditioner. The outside condenser coil is especially prone to collecting dust, and even a small layer of it can interfere significantly with its ability to exchange heat. Regular air conditioning maintenance includes a cleaning of the coils, which can save you money on monthly cooling costs and reduce the strain on your air conditioner.

Trust the experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for air conditioning repair and maintenance in Aztec, NM and the surrounding areas. Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time!

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