Evaporator coils are used in airside applications needed to cool, heat, and dehumidify a home or commercial property. Evaporator coils aid in heat absorption from indoor air, thereby creating a cooler interior climate. Humidity is also reduced as the liquid condenses near the coils, helping to improve indoor air quality by minimizing the risk of mold and bacteria growth. Coil performance is optimized by temperature and pressure reduction and there are various designs of circuitry to accomplish the tasks. Drastic temperature changes whether inside your property or outdoors will put evaporator coils at risk.
The certified professionals at Daniels Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC are here to provide evaporator coil cleaning, maintenance, repair, and replacement services to each and every valued customer throughout Albuquerque and the surrounding areas, helping to ensure a comfortable atmosphere in your property for years to come.
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What are the benefits of timely evaporator coil services?
- Savings: Early detection can be the difference between repair and replacement. Repairing evaporator coils under warranty is the cost-effective choice, when the issue is not very severe. However, if the repair costs exceed half the cost of a replacement coil, installing a new one is likely the better option. Investing in a new evaporator coil will guarantee a more efficient system and help to prevent any unnecessary repairs.
- Comfort: Replacing or repairing evaporator coils regularly ensures that comfortable air is produced without any interruptions. An optimally functioning evaporator coil will ensure a desirable temperature throughout your property.
- Energy reduction: When the coil fails, the air conditioner may continue to run, but more energy is being used to attempt to reach an adequate temperature in your home or building. Keeping this essential AC part in good repair lowers energy costs and is also eco-friendly.
What are common problems?
- Refrigerant leaks: Simply adding refrigerant will not solve the problem. Trained technicians should repair the leak, test after repairing, and charge with the recommended amount of coolant. Matching the manufacturer’s specifications is the best way to get optimal efficiency and performance from the air conditioner.
- Unpleasant odors: A foul smell throughout your home when air is circulating may be caused by bacteria and mold buildup on the fins of the evaporator coil. When air is cooled, it attracts water vapor and the vapor condenses and drips onto the coil. Usually, evaporation removes the moisture before any harm has been caused. If the moisture remains too long, foul-smelling bacteria and mold will breed.
- Frozen coils: Evaporator coils are naturally cold. They hover around 32° F, which is the point at which water freezes. Water that remains for too long on the coils will freeze, and the blades will begin to coat with ice. Blocked coils are a typical cause of the problem. Frost can cause serious performance inhibition of the air conditioning unit.
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What are simple ways to prevent future problems?
The most important maintenance step to prevent future evaporator coil problems is to keep the coils clean. Hard to reach coils should be cleaned by the heating and cooling experts at Daniels Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC. The coils will also be checked to ensure they are dry. Debris that comes in contact with the unit should be removed immediately.
Smart property owners should have their air conditioning units serviced every year prior to the summer season. Your coils will be inspected for any potential issues, so we can quickly resolve the situation in the most effective manner possible. Awareness is a big step toward a healthy and long-lasting unit. Our specialists have the proper equipment to find any clogs or leaks in your ducts.
Cleaning or changing air filters on a routine basis will additionally help to prevent any issues with your system and improve the overall quality of your air. Dirty and clogged filters reduce efficiency, increase operating costs, and can spread indoor pollutants around your property. Blocked filters can also be dangerous, as they can be suctioned out of position and interfere with the blower assembly, which can cause the fan to jam and potentially overheat and may even result in a fire.