Dirty Evaporator Coils

Dirty Evaporator Coils

Evaporator coils are an important part of your air conditioning system. If you’ve had your HVAC system installed for quite some time, the evaporator coils may already have accumulated dirt. Leaving it in that state can lead to problems that may require extensive air conditioner repair or a full replacement.

What Are Evaporator Coils?

The evaporator coils absorb the heat from inside your home then pass it into the condenser coils, which release the heat outside. In a split-type air conditioner, the evaporator unit is located inside the room while the condenser is located outside. The coils are usually made of copper tubing and are protected by grills made of thin strips of aluminum, which help attract heat and moisture.

Problems Caused by Dirty Evaporator Coils

The continuous air motion lets dirt, dust, and grime accumulate on the air conditioner coils and the aluminum grills. Year-old accumulated dirt can get so thick that it’s carpeted with what looks like pocket lint, which is extremely difficult to remove. The accumulated dirt makes it harder for the evaporator coils to draw heat out of the air, which increases the workload that leads to premature wear and tear.

Lack of cleaning and maintenance can shorten your HVAC system lifespan, resulting in unplanned replacement. It can also use up much more energy than it should, which can lead to a significant increase in your monthly energy consumption.

Professional Cleaning and Maintenance

The evaporator unit is a complicated assembly, so cleaning, maintenance, and repair should be left to a certified air conditioner expert. You’ll find numerous DIY cleaning instructions online, but they fail to address risks such as potentially inhaling particulates during cleaning, electric shock from electrical connections, or unintentionally damaging the compressor unit itself. Canoga Park Heating & Air Conditioning has certified HVAC technicians who know how to care for your air conditioning system, ensuring that you get the most from it for years to come.

For Evaporator Coil Cleaning, Turn to Canoga Park Heating & Air Conditioning

To learn more about our HVAC maintenance, repair, and installation services, call Canoga Park Heating & Air Conditioning today at (818) 924-4785. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

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