Ask the Furnace and Duct Cleaning Expert – Clint Orr
SPRING CLEANING? DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR AIR CONDITIONING COIL!
When many people think of their air conditioners, they think only about the outside unit (condenser unit).
Evaporator coils (or air conditioning coils), are indoors, so they are safe, right? Afraid not. With nearly all the air in your house passing through the evaporator coil, they are repeatedly exposed to everything in the air. Even with a good filter, there can be a substantial buildup of dust particles, grease, smoke, dander and pet hair.
The evaporator coils are also an ideal environment for breeding bacteria and other microorganisms.
Dirt and debris accumulating on an air conditioner coil can block airflow across the coil, increasing the cost of heating or cooling your home. In severe cases, air conditioning coils or condensing coils can become so blocked that air flow is seriously reduced, possibly also leading to an evaporator or cooling coil icing problem indoors which can lead to overheating and damaging the compressor (the heart of your air conditioning), or simply loss of cooling capacity of the system.
In addition, a blocked evaporator coil can cause the AC compressor to run at higher than normal temperatures – a condition that over time can break down lubricants circulating inside the system, thus shortening the life of the compressor motor itself.
Cleaning the evaporator coils not only helps the system operate properly, it could help avoid illness and maintain a healthy living environment for the home’s occupants.
Call today and book your air conditioning coil cleaning in conjunction with your furnace and duct cleaning before the summer heat is upon us!