A problematic evaporator coil or other issue with your AC compromises your family’s comfort, and decreases the lifespan of your air conditioner. At Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating, we have over 30 years experience solving AC problems in the Sterling, VA and surrounding areas. Call us today and give us the chance to earn your business!
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How Can You Tell if Your Evaporator Coil is Bad?
Your AC’s evaporator coil is a crucial component to your system; it’s responsible for circulating refrigerant through the system to supply you with cold air. The most common problem with evaporator coils is leaking; however, leaks can be difficult to detect. If your AC takes longer than normal to cool your home, it could be a leak in the evaporator coil. Also, if the air flow is weak or the air isn’t cold as soon as you turn on the system, it also could be an evaporator coil leak. Call a professional for help if you notice any of these issues.
Why AC Evaporator Coil Cleaning is Essential
To keep your AC running efficiently, and to avoid expensive repairs, regular maintenance is vital. Experts say dirty evaporator coils put more stress on your system, which burns up more energy, and shortens the lifespan of the system. It’s recommended you clean your evaporator coils at least once a year, and it’s also advised you contact your local HVAC pro for annual maintenance and tune ups of your whole system.
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Preventing Coils From Becoming Dirty
As mentioned, the evaporator coils is a crucial part to keeping your air cold and your family comfortable. And, keeping them clean is the best way to ensure they operate effectively. To ensure they don’t become dirty, it’s vital you change your air filter every month and replace it if it’s dirty. Also, keep vegetation, grass, trash, and debris away from the condenser unit. Lastly, call in a professional for regular maintenance and tune ups to ensure your AC runs as intended every summer.