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Cottonwood Fibers and your HVAC System

When Will Cottonwood Fibers Stop Floating in the Air in Indiana?

As residents of Indiana, we’re all too familiar with the annual arrival of cottonwood fibers, those fluffy, white seeds that seem to take over the air every late spring to early summer. While these seeds are a natural part of the season, they can be a nuisance, especially for those with allergies and homeowners with HVAC systems.

When to Expect a Break from Cottonwood Fibers

In Indiana, cottonwood trees typically release their seeds from late May through June. The duration of this period can vary based on local weather conditions, such as temperature and rainfall. Generally, by late June or early July, you’ll notice a significant reduction in the amount of cottonwood fluff floating around.

Why Cottonwood Fibers are a Concern for Your HVAC System

Cottonwood fibers can cause significant issues for your HVAC system. They are notorious for clogging air filters, coating condenser coils, and reducing overall system efficiency. When your HVAC system is compromised, it works harder to maintain the desired indoor temperature, leading to increased energy bills and potential system breakdowns.

How Absolute Comfort Can Help Post-Cottonwood Season

1. Replace or Clean Your Air Filters:

   After the cottonwood season, it’s crucial to check your HVAC system’s air filters. Absolute Comfort can replace or clean these filters to ensure they are free of debris and can operate efficiently.

2. Inspect and Clean Condenser Coils:

   Cottonwood fibers can wrap around your outdoor unit’s condenser coils, restricting airflow. Our technicians at Absolute Comfort will thoroughly inspect and clean the condenser coils to maintain optimal performance.

3. Schedule a Professional HVAC Maintenance:

   Consider scheduling a maintenance visit with Absolute Comfort. Our professionals will inspect, clean, and tune up your HVAC system to prevent any issues caused by cottonwood fibers, ensuring your system is in top shape.

4. Clear Debris from Around the Outdoor Unit:

   Our team will ensure the area around your outdoor unit is free from any remaining cottonwood seeds or other debris that could affect its operation, allowing your system to breathe easily.

5. Check for Any Other Issues:

   During our visit, we’ll also check for any other potential issues with your HVAC system, such as unusual noises, inconsistent cooling, or signs of wear and tear, to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Why Choose Absolute Comfort for Your HVAC Needs?

At Absolute Comfort, we understand the unique challenges that come with maintaining your HVAC system during and after the cottonwood season. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing top-notch service to keep your home comfortable and your HVAC system running smoothly.

Don’t let cottonwood fibers compromise your comfort. Contact Absolute Comfort today to schedule a maintenance appointment and ensure your HVAC system is ready to handle the rest of the summer.

Here’s to a comfortable, cool, and fiber-free season ahead!

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