Coils play a crucial role in your air conditioner’s cooling process. There is an evaporator coil on the inside of your house and a condenser coil on the outside. Keeping them clean and well-maintained ensures efficiency and long-term health of your air conditioning system.
When your A/C isn’t cooling, it is worth checking the coils for dirt and clogs. Let’s see how coil cleaning helps your system work well.
Two Types of Air Conditioning Coils
Evaporator and condenser coils are essential to the operation of your air conditioner. The evaporator coil transfers heat which results in cool air. The condenser coils release the heat outside your home. That means dirty coils cause poor heat transfer. Poor heat transfer reduces the ability of your system to cycle correctly; thus, requiring your A/C to work harder to produce adequate cooling.
Benefits of Air Conditioning Coil Cleaning
Increased Indoor Comfort
Air conditioners help eliminate uncomfortable and unwanted humidity indoors as part of its cooling process. With dirty coils, your unit’s efficiency is diminished causing higher humidity in your home. Don’t neglect cleaning your A/C coils to keep you comfortable these warm summer months.
Reduced Cooling Costs
Less efficient A/C operation can lead to higher energy costs. Coils that are caked in dirt, grime, and debris cause your system to work harder and run longer to cool your home. The longer it operates the more money you have to spend on your energy bills. Be sure to keep the coils dirt-free to avoid sky-high bills.
Longer System Lifespan
Clogged evaporator coils can cause premature wear and damage to the compressor. Protecting the compressor from possible wear and tear damage due to coil clogs lets you avoid costly repairs. This is why you should maintain clean coils at all times.
Fewer Possibilities of System Repairs
Your air conditioning system may break down because of over-stressed components like condenser and evaporator coils. If your A/C malfunctions this summer, you’ll find yourself making service calls for A/C repairs which can be expensive.
During these warm months, it’s necessary to take steps to prevent your A/C from potential breakdowns and reap the benefits offered by clean and well-maintained coils.
If you need a certified air conditioning company for coil cleaning, a/c repair, equipment replacement, and other services in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs areas, feel free to contact us at Harkins Air Conditioning, Heating & Controls.
Ask about our Energy Savings Program which offers twice a year cleaning of your system plus additional benefits designed to save you money.