When I was working on my fall cleanup, I took a look at the air filter and saw that there were a ton of dandelion seeds clogging it up.
I actually had to stop and wonder for a minute if those dandelion seeds were affecting the performance of the A/C system during the summer season.
I knew there were a lot of dandelions this year but I didn’t realize how bad they were clogging up my HVAC system. I didn’t even know that those seeds were making their way into the ductwork. I decided to change the air filter right away and I also called the HVAC company because I felt like I had to have my ductwork system cleaned. I didn’t want to have any more debris in there than I needed and I wasn’t sure how many dandelion seeds made their way into the ductwork. When the HVAC technician took care of the ductwork cleaning for me, I was thankful. I couldn’t believe how much dirt and dust was in there. It certainly wasn’t just dandelion seeds that I had to worry about! The HVAC professional recommended that I do the ductwork cleaning at least every other year and if the pollen and dandelions were out of control, I should probably have it done yearly. I thought that would be a good plan moving forward. Who knows how much energy I could have saved if my ductwork system was cleaner over the years. I guess I can always just make sure to put weed killer on my lawn so that I don’t have to worry so much, but my neighbors still have a ton of dandelions as well in the warm season.