Due to the wet weather this spring in Chicagoland the littlecottonwood “Snowflakes” fell early!
Cottonwood Clogs A/C COILSThink about it for a moment… During the peak of cottonwood season, fuzzies are flying around your neighbor hood. This is when they attack your air conditioner. No they don’t use magic, or contain some sort of chemical agent. Instead, they are sucked into your condenser coil, and the result is reduced air flow across the coil. This will first cause your air conditioner to loose some of its energy efficiency. Although this is a problem, losing a little efficiency will only cost you pennies, but the bigger problem of an over heated compressor can cost hundreds.
Picture this, its 100 degrees outside and your cottonwood seed packed coil can’t cool itself off. Do you see the problem here? Those cute little fuzzies we chase around as kids just burnt out your compressor! Now you have to call up for an emergency service call in the high heat of summer.
From what the experts' tell me, the simple solution is to just fully hose down the grill work around your A/C unit so it can do it’s job!
Click here to see a Video on how it's done
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