What Are Air Conditioner Coils?

The AC coils are basically a heat exchanger, cooling the air inside the house and transferring the heat to the outside condenser unit.

The air conditioner’s evaporator coil and condenser coil collect dirt over their months and years of service. A clean filter helps to prevents the evaporator coil from getting dirt quickly. Unfortunately, over time, the evaporator coil will still collect dirt. This dirt causes a reduction in airflow and it even insulates the coil. This reduces its ability to absorb heat. To avoid this problem, check your evaporator coil every year and clean it as necessary.

Also, Outdoor condenser coils can get very dirty from the environment or even from plants nearby. It is fairly easy to see the condenser coil and notice if dirt is collecting on its fins. It is important to minimize dirt and debris near the condenser unit. Your dryer vents, leaves, and even a lawn mower are all potential sources of dirt and debris. You should perform the following maitainince tips to help maintain your outdoor unit:

  • Clean the area around the coil
  • Removing any debris
  • Trim foliage back at least 2 feet (0.6 meters) allow for adequate airflow around the condenser

Why should you clean Air Conditioner Coils?

Cleaning your air conditioner’s condenser coils regularly will let your HAVC unit run cooler with less energy. It will not only make your home more comfortable but it will also save you money. The best time to clean your air conditioner is in the spring, just before you anticipate using it for the first time in the year. It is important to clean and maintain your unit correctly. A professional AC company has experienced professionals with the right tools and cleaning products to safely and properly maintain you unit.

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