Your AC system is made up of many components, and evaporator coils are one of them. These coils produce the cool air that keeps your home cool and comfortable. If your evaporator coil is damaged and leaking Freon, it is important to have it repaired quickly. At A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions, we have been replacing, cleaning, and repairing evaporator coils for more than forty years. We are a licensed family-owned cooling contractor with a proven track record of providing residents with top-quality AC evaporator coil service. If you believe you may have a refrigerant leak, call A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions for prompt evaporator coil repairs and replacement, so you don't have to worry about Freon leaks ever again.
If your AC system needs a to be recharged, you likely have a refrigerant leak that needs repair.
Common Evaporator Coil Issues & What To Do About Them
When you have a refrigerant leak issue, it is always a good idea to work with a reputable AC company. The reason being that, although not toxic to humans, refrigerant, or freon, is extremely hazardous to the environment and the ozone.
Below are just a few of the more common evaporator coil issues:
- Refrigerant leaks: Simply adding more refrigerant will not solve this problem. A trained technician should repair the leak, test after repairing and recharge with the recommended amount of Freon or refrigerant. The best way to get optimal efficiency and performance from the air conditioner is to have it properly changed.
- Unpleasant odors: A foul smell throughout your home when air is circulating may be caused by bacteria and mold buildup on the fins of the evaporator coil. When air is cooled, it attracts water vapor and the vapor condenses and drips onto the coil. Usually, evaporation removes the moisture before any harm has been caused. If the moisture remains too long, foul-smelling bacteria and mold will breed.
- Frozen coils: Evaporator coils are naturally cold, near 32° F. If water stays in the coil too long, it will freeze, and ice will form. If left unattended, this will block all airflow.
Whether you need evaporator coil cleaning or air handler repair, our HVAC pros can assist!
Detecting Evaporator Coil Leaks
We cannot stress enough the importance of AC maintenance. The simplest way to ensure that your unit has clean evaporator coils with the correct level of refrigerant is with annual HVAC maintenance. A technician will visit your home once a year to inspect, troubleshoot and correct any issues found with your AC system, including the evaporator coils.
Below are just three of the steps our technicians will take during AC maintenance:
- Inspect & clean coils
- Check for clogs or leaks
- Repair refrigerant leaks and replace refrigerant
While we are there, we will look closely at any other issues that may become a problem if not corrected. We’ll give it to you straight and offer recommendations on how to prevent coil issues in the future.