Your evaporator coils play an important role in cooling your home during the hot Georgia summers. Your HVAC unit is made up of several complex parts that work together to keep cool air circulating throughout your home. If one part of your AC system stops working, it could throw your whole system out of whack. When something goes wrong, you can rest easy knowing Cooper’s Plumbing & Air is there to help you identify the issue and make the necessary repairs and replacements.
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What Is an Evaporator Coil?
Evaporator coils serve an important function in cooling the air in your home. Evaporator coils are filled with refrigerant that absorb heat from the air. You can find the coils in the air handler. They are usually made from a conducive type of metal such as steel and aluminum. If you look into your handler, the coils are usually shaped like a “U”.
As refrigerant flows through the coils, the blower in the handler pulls hot air over the coils, cooling the air instantly. Not only are the coils responsible for cooling the air it also helps to control the humidity level inside of your Bainbridge home.
How to Maintain Your Evaporator Coils
Evaporator coils are a necessary component in the functioning of your AC. That’s why it’s important to keep your coils clean and free of dust and dirt that could hamper the way your AC functions. If you have dirty evaporator coils, you can expect to experience:
- Reduced heat absorption
- Reduced cooling function
- High pressure build-up
- High temperatures
- A frosty or frozen air handler
Luckily, you can take an active step in keeping your coils clean. If you notice even a fine layer of dust on your coils, you can carefully clean them. However, this shouldn’t be a replacement for regularly scheduled AC maintenance with a professional.
Give us a call today to discuss if AC replacement is a good choice for you.
When Should You Replace Your Coils?
Many homeowners may think evaporator coil replacement is easy. However, there are many situations in which an AC evaporator coil repair will be a more difficult job. Often times, you cannot replace your evaporator coils without affecting the rest of your AC unit. For example, if you install an evaporator coil that mismatches the age, refrigerant, or SEER rating of your unit, you can expect to run into issues such as:
- Sky-rocketing energy bills
- Uncomfortable conditions in your home
- A decrease in the life span of your system
- Frequent issues requiring repair
If you suspect your unit is in need of AC evaporator coil replacement, or if you need evaporator coil repair, the technicians at Cooper’s Plumbing & Heating can offer you tailored solutions after an in-home inspection.