Your AC is composed of several vital components that keep it working at its best. Our team will work hard to ensure we find your AC’s problem spot and get it repaired quickly so you can get back to enjoying the cool comfort of your home.
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What Is an AC Evaporator Coil & How Do They Work
Before you call a professional for AC evaporator coil repair or evaporator coil replacement, you may first want to know what an evaporator coil is and what function it serves in your home’s HVAC system. An evaporator coil is the part of your AC or heat pump that absorbs heat from the air inside of your home. It is usually located inside your air handler or furnace.
The evaporator coil holds chilled refrigerant transferred from the compressor. As air gets blown over the coils, the cold refrigerant absorbs the heat from your home’s air.
How Do I Know if My AC Evaporator Coil Is the Problem
Evaporator coils are a vital component of your AC system. These coils may leak and can eventually develop rust making your coils less effective. Evaporator coils are often the first component of your AC system that fails. Refrigerant leaks can harm your evaporator coils as well. Some signs that may point to a malfunctioning evaporator coil are water leaks or frozen and icy copper lines. A failed evaporator coil is a key reason your AC may have suddenly stopped working so feeling warm air flowing from your vents while your thermostat is set to cold is another sign of coil failure.
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Evaporator Coil Maintenance
Making sure your evaporator coils are repaired or replaced in a timely manner will prolong their life and efficiency. Your unit will perform better with clean coils and you are more likely to avoid costly repairs while regularly maintaining your system. In between your regularly scheduled AC tune-ups where a professional contractor will conduct AC evaporator coil cleaning, there are some steps you can take on your own if you notice your coils are dirty.
Compressed air can be used to blow dirt and other material loose from your evaporator coil. Spray the compressed air across the coil from the cleanest side to the dirtiest. If you have stubborn dirt or debris, bring the nozzle close to the coil and attempt to spray under the debris. You can also use a brush to sweep and scrub dirt and debris from the coil. Avoid using hard or wire brushes.