Air conditioners employ two sets of coils in the cooling process: the evaporator coil and the condenser coil. The evaporator coil’s job is to absorb heat from indoor air, while the condenser coil releases this heat. As both coils are exposed to airflow during operation, they can pick up dust, dirt, and debris. This matter can accumulate on the coils, diminishing their performance.
Why AC Coils Need to be Clean
The surface area on HVAC coils is used for heat exchange, effectively cooling your home. When this surface area is reduced, often because it is covered in dirt and dust, the coils cannot exchange heat efficiently or effectively. When this occurs, the air conditioner is forced to use more energy to complete the cooling process. This raises your energy bills and places the air conditioner’s components under stress, which can lead to breakdowns.
Dirty coils also negatively impact your indoor air quality. The diminished performance of your air conditioner leads to humidity control issues inside, creating a host of comfort and health issues. The added moisture caused by dirty coils can cause mold growth on the coils, which can unfortunately spread into your home via system airflow.
Caring for Your AC Coils
In most air conditioning systems, the coils are difficult to access. Our qualified air conditioning technicians perform professional coil cleaning to remove dirt and grime from your coils. Components are carefully removed to access the system’s coils and special cleaners are used to eliminate tough grime and treat mold growth on the coil.
You can help keep your condenser coils cleaner by reducing the amount of dirt and debris your exterior air conditioning equipment is exposed to. Condenser coils get dirty quickly when exposed to a dusty environment. Clean the area surrounding your condenser and get rid of nearby debris. Trim back vegetation and foliage at least two feet. Make sure your home’s dryer vent is not blowing towards or nearby the condenser, exposing the coils to lint and other matter. After mowing, collect grass clippings nearby and gently brush away any that have stuck to the condenser’s exterior fins. In the fall, rake leaves away from the area and clear away any that have fallen on the unit.
Keep your Plano, TX home’s air conditioning coils clean to optimize air conditioner performance and indoor air quality. Contact All Service Heat and Air for professional coil cleaning that protects your coils, lowers your energy bills, and can extend service life of your AC system!