Coil Cleaning For Your Air Conditioning Tune Up
Your A/C maintenance is important, especially when it comes to the high humidity factor in our area of the country. Without the proper maintenance, your air conditioner will be at the most stressed during the entire year when you turn it on for the first time.
After all the months our A/C units sit unused, all the downtown means the parts are not getting used, and when any mechanical object has to sit for a while before being turned on, that’s when breakdowns often happen.
Moving mechanical parts need to be lubricated and repaired whenever needed and if done regularly the system will last as long as possible, for the years it was meant to function. Plus, the quality of air inside will be improved because the unit will be thoroughly cleaned.
One of the key areas to clean is the coils of the system. Depending on the type of HVAC unit you have, you may have inside evaporator coils (air handler) and coils located in the outside unit (condenser). When the coils are dirty, they have difficulty cooling and transferring that coldness to the air.
Your evaporator coils serve to cool the air indoors by absorbing the heat from the air. The coils are wrapped around in a pattern and should remain clean. Dirt, debris, dust, and moisture wind up causing rust, pin holes, and poor thermal transference. Once you have trouble with coils, you can use from 30 to 37 % more energy to keep your air cool.
Both the indoor and outdoor coils are important in keeping your system working right. When dirty, they won’t be able to handle the cooling of your air efficiently, which means they need to be kept clean so your system works right.
This system works together to sufficiently cool off the air inside the home. When coils get dirty, they get contaminants as well, like pollen, dust mites, and dirt. The coils have to work harder to do their job, plus they make the entire unit work harder. That means your parts and HVAC system won’t last as long as it should and more breakdowns can occur.
When you have your air conditioning tune up, your coils will be cleaned along with many other parts. We utilize different methods to clean the coils, depending on your system, but in most cases either compressed air is used, or a chemical solution or detergent may be used.
Cleaning coils and giving the air conditioner tune ups should only be done by licensed professionals. Tune ups need to be done a couple of times a year, ideally during spring and fall before you need to use the air conditioner or heater.
When it comes to keeping your home in good working order, you’ll not want to forget about your air conditioning tune up!
Expecting your unit to work without ever being cleaned or maintained is only going to bring you trouble down the line. If you want to ensure your system works at its best, saves you the most in energy costs, and lasts at least as long as it should, be sure to schedule your air conditioning tune up right away!