Preventative Maintenance on your HVAC system is essential to its life cycle! Over the course of a year, your outdoor coil becomes dirty as the air moving over the coils contains dust, dirt, pollen, moisture and other contaminants. A build-up of contaminants decreases the available surface area for heat or a/c transfer, reducing efficiency, increasing energy consumption and causing poor system performance. It is important that air conditioning coils are regularly inspected and cleaned! This not only decreases energy bills, but drastically improves your indoor air quality. It is just as essential as changing your filters inside! According to the US Department of Energy (DOE) “a dirty condenser coil can increase compressor energy consumption by 30%”. This is making your system work harder with little output. PM’s have become a necessity and not a luxury, especially living in a high pollen state, such a Virginia.