It’s unlikely that you know exactly how to maintain your air conditioning unit without the help of a professional. Failing to do so can be catastrophic, just as failing to choose the right company to do business with can cost you serious money. Sky HVAC is proud to be able to serve the Charlotte area for all of the air conditioning and heating needs. We are locally owned and operated and are focused on great customer service, hiring knowledgeable technicians, and showing you how an honest company does business.
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What’s an Evaporator Coil?
The evaporator coil is the part of your AC that absorbs the heat in your house. It is located inside the blower compartment or the air handler and holds the chilled refrigerant that is moved from the compressor. In an air conditioning unit, the air is blown over the coil and the refrigerant removes the heat. As the refrigerant removes the heat, it becomes warmer and goes back to the condenser coils. When heat is needed, this process is basically reversed.
HVAC Maintenance: Cleaning the Evaporator Coil
Having your evaporator coil cleaned is a basic part of air conditioner maintenance, whether your unit is residential or commercial. A dirty evaporator coil can lead to many issues, and oftentimes will make it seem like you are in need of a new unit. Sky HVAC knows better and won’t tell you that a new unit is needed until the evaporator coil has been checked and cleaned. Some common problems associated with a dirty evaporator coil can include:
- Cooling efficiency – when this component of your system is dirty, it may seem like your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home properly. It can even lead you to believe that your AC has completely quit working
- High energy bills – with a lowered cooling efficiency, your air conditioner is going to run non-stop yet never completely cool your home. When your unit runs non-stop and works that hard, it is inevitable that your electric bills will rise
- Poor air quality – evaporator coils produce moisture and condensation. Dirt, debris, and dust will stick to the moisture. Over time, this buildup will allow for mold and mildew to grow and consequently be distributed throughout your home. If your family is constantly battling with asthma and respiratory illness, it can potentially be linked back to a dirty evaporator coil
Call Your Neighborhood Sky Guy
The last thing we want is for you to call some other HVAC company and be told that you’re in need of a new AC system, when really, your evaporator coil is dirty. Of course, we can’t guarantee that this is the problem, but we will definitely consider it before moving forward. In the event that you do need a new air conditioner, we offer 0% APR financing for 60 months*. As always, we are available 24 hours a day and offer flat-rate pricing for all work.
*The Wells Fargo Home Projects credit card is issued by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., an Equal Housing Lender. Special terms for 60 months apply to qualifying purchases of $1,500 or more charged with approved credit. The special terms APR will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. The monthly payment for this purchase will be the amount that will pay for the purchase in full in equal payments during the promotional (special terms) period. The APR for Purchases will apply to certain fees such as a late payment fee or if you use the card for other transactions. For new accounts, the APR for Purchases is 28.99%. If you are charged interest in any billing cycle, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. This information is accurate as of 08/01/2020 and is subject to change. For current information, call us at 1-800-431-5921. Offer expires 12/31/2020. Minimum purchase of $1,500 required.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an evaporator coil and what does it do?
An evaporator coil is the air conditioner or heat pump component that absorbs the heat from the air in your house. It is positioned inside the air handler or attached to the furnace.
Why should I maintain my evaporator coil?
Dirt, dust, and debris on your evaporator coils makes it more difficult for your equipment to transfer heat. Since it is working harder, it uses more energy and reduces the lifespan of your AC components. Also, dirty coils can become corroded which leads to refrigerant leaks.
How can you tell if an evaporator coil is bad?
There are several indicators that your evaporator coil needs attention like: warm air from the vents; uneven cooling; frequent starts and stops; no power; refrigerant leaks; and abnormal noises near the cooling system (hissing or banging).