Stop Dirty AC Coils From Robbing the System’s Performance
Temperatures are still mild, but in a few weeks, every AC in the area will be humming along, doing vital work to beat the heat. During the summer, one of the biggest complaints from homeowners is that the air conditioner simply can’t keep up with the demand, which is evident in the skyrocketing energy bills. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple, cheap service that could protect the performance of the air conditioner?
Luckily, AC professionals have an easy answer to this problem that can restore lost cooling power and reduce the likelihood of complications during the summer. During seasonal chore time this spring, remember to call the AC maintenance experts to handle coil cleaning and maintenance before the summer heats up.
Benefits of a Clean Condenser Coil
The condenser coil lives in the outside unit as part of the compressor unit, where it is exposed to the hazards of nature. Like the evaporator coil, the condenser coil can become fouled with dust and plant matter as seasonal storms roll in, kicking up dust and causing rapid plant growth.
Airflow is key to ensuring the condenser coil performs its job well. Removing the dust and debris from the condenser coil every year is the best thing a homeowner can do to prevent a loss of efficiency over the summer.
Benefits of Clean Evaporator Coils
All of the air in the home passes across the evaporator coils several times per cycle when the air conditioner is running. The evaporator coil is the structure that provides cooling power to the system while simultaneously removing humidity. When dirty air passes over the cool, moist coil, dust, and dander stick to the coil, and this can cause mold and bacterial growth that continually gets pumped out into the home.
In addition to ruining the air quality, a dirty AC coil can greatly reduce efficiency in the unit. When airflow is interrupted across the coil, the system must run longer to compensate for the lost energy. This leads to high bills in addition to poor air quality.
Cleaning the evaporator coil in the spring when needed removes contaminants that are harmful to the health of those in the home. This process also restores cooling power so homeowners can live in cleaner air and pay less on their monthly bills. The need to clean the evaporator coil can be avoided by changing your filter regularly.
Cleaning and Maintenance Tasks During Coil Maintenance
AC coil cleaning is a fast and simple process usually done during scheduled seasonal maintenance. To clean the evaporator coil and condenser coil, technicians expose the coils and spray them with foaming detergents that break up and lift away dust and grime. They may use hoses or water to rinse the coils after allowing the chemicals to remove the grime. The result is shiny coils that effectively transfer heat so the system works at peak efficiency. This noticeably lowers bills and prevents bigger problems from arising over the summer.
About A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions
A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions started nearly 50 years ago, installing and maintaining AC systems in the area. They are pioneers in home efficiency, aiming to lower the bills and carbon footprints of every home. Call today for experienced and professional AC service, including evaporator coil services in Austin, TX.