An air conditioner contains an evaporator coil and a condenser coil. While the evaporator coil absorbs heat inside your home, the condenser coil transfers it to the external environment. As the equipment in your Opelika, Alabama, home or business continues to function, these coils get covered with layers of dirt and grime. This affects your equipment’s ability to handle heat and reduces indoor air quality, impacting the occupants’ health and comfort.
Prevent Coils From Getting Dirty
Evaporator coils are located inside the indoor unit. Change the air filter regularly so the amount of dirt passing on to this coil is minimal. Condenser coils, on the other hand, are located inside the outdoor unit and are exposed to exterior pollutants. Keep the area around your outdoor unit clean of plants and debris to prevent the condenser coil from attracting dirt.
Why Should You Have Your AC Coils Cleaned?
Dirty coils increase energy consumption by more than 30 percent. They make your equipment work harder, which shortens its lifespan and increases its chances of breakdown. The layer of dirt on the coils reduces their heat conductivity, which might cause problems such as poor cooling, overheating of the compressor, and freezing of the evaporator coil. Dirty coils also pollute the indoor air, giving rise to a number of health concerns. The air you breathe passes through the coils.
How Often Should You Have Them Cleaned?
How often you clean your AC coils depends on how quickly they get dirty. Usually, you should have them cleaned twice a year, as part of routine equipment maintenance. However, depending on your equipment’s age, condition, usage, and location, you might have to do it more frequently.
Cleaning your AC coils requires proper tools and training. It’s best to leave it to a trained HVAC professional. The evaporator coil is difficult to access. Additionally, the fins on the coils are extremely delicate and can get damaged easily.
If you are looking for reliable professionals to clean your AC coils, contact our team at Indoor Solutions. Call 706-225-8241 to schedule an appointment.
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