There are tons of things that can go wrong with your air conditioner. It’s a complicated system. There are lots of components that all need to operate perfectly. Even something as basic as dust buildup will affect performance. Because of the hot, moist environment within the unit, it is susceptible to organic and natural growth. Algae absolutely thrives in the area beneath the condensate drain. This green slime might seem harmless, but it can migrate straight into drain channels, creating a obstruction. Your air conditioner generates a lot of moisture. This moisture needs to properly drain. If the lines are clogged on account of contaminants, overflow will result. You may not even notice it for quite a while. Leaks and overflow are typically concealed. They can go unseen until they’ve caused extensive property or home damage. A clogged drain channel may also prevent the system from adequately reducing humidity. This can also bring about damage to the home. Dust mites thrive in high humidity. So do cockroaches. To keep the cooling system in good working order, schedule annual cleaning with a NATE-certified technician. Licensed professionals will access the inner workings, and can remove mold, algae, and some other contaminants. A clean, well-adjusted system will give you superior air quality, comfort, and dehumidification. It will lower usage, and suffer fewer repairs. Keeping components operating in peak condition promotes a prolonged lifespan as well. Dirty equipment will struggle to maintain a comfortable home surroundings. This results in longer operation times, excessive energy consumption, and also higher costs. Preventative maintenance could be the key to lower operational costs and uninterrupted comfort.