It's been a while since you last used your A/C system, so chances are it's due for a spring cleaning before putting it back into service. But as you take care of those dirty ducts and clogged air filters, don't forget about tackling your A/C system's dirty coils. The condenser and evaporator coils are prime targets for dust, dirt and even mold growth, especially after months of disuse.
The following highlights three important reasons to have your coils cleaned by an experienced HVAC professional as a part of your A/C system's springtime cleaning regimen.
1. Coil Cleaning Boosts A/C Performance
All of the dirt, grime, and mold stuck on your condenser and evaporator coils has several effects on your A/C system. For starters, air has a harder time passing through dirty coils, leaving your A/C system constantly starved for airflow and the coils unable to properly transfer heat. Poor airflow also means poor cooling, so expect your A/C system to run warmer than usual as it fights against a dirty condenser or evaporator coil.
A thorough coil cleaning frees your A/C coils of debris, allowing uninterrupted airflow and restoring your A/C system's cooling performance.
2. Coil Cleaning Also Boosts Efficiency
Another effect dirty condenser and evaporator coils can have on your A/C system is higher overall energy consumption and a higher-than-usual utility bill to go with it. As your A/C system copes with dirty coils, the stifled airflow causes your unit's compressors, fan motors, and other components to work harder for longer periods than usual. Energy consumption increases as a result, along with your associated cooling costs.
A professional coil cleaning can help bring your A/C system's energy usage back to normal by giving your hard-working components a much-needed break. After all, a clean A/C system runs more efficiently than one plagued with dirty, clogged coils.
3. Clean Coils Equal Longer System Life
Dirty coils can also have a significant impact on your A/C system's lifespan. The average A/C system is designed to last for 10 to 12 years, but operating one with constantly dirty coils can take years off of its life. The reduced airflow and increased workloads can cause internal components to overheat and degrade, resulting in premature failures and a shortened life expectancy for your A/C system. The coils themselves also face deterioration in the form of formicary corrosion. Clean coils allow your A/C system to last longer, letting you get the most out of your cooling equipment for years to come.
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5 March 2019
Hi there, I am Nadine Bachmier. I am going to discuss the various ways HVAC contractors can keep the temperatures in your business stable. HVAC contractors focus on maintaining and repairing the air conditioner, furnace, and ductwork used in your building. To keep the heating and cooling system in good shape, contractors may need to replace internal components, clean out channels, or simply perform a full upgrade. I will talk about the tools and techniques used to maintain and repair the equipment in your building. I will also share information about new products as they hit the HVAC market. I hope you will follow along and learn all you can.