A dirty AC coil is one of the most common problems that you can run into when your AC is not working correctly. There are two types of coils in your air conditioner, the condenser coil and the evaporator coil. They work together to transfer heat out of your home and cool the inside. If these coils are dirty it can interfere with this process and cause a lot of issues.
Dirty Coils Can Cause Long Term Damage
The most important reason that maintenance is so crucial to keeping your unit healthy is that dirty coils can start damaging the rest of the unit over time. The dirt and dust that get trapped in the coils will cause your HVAC system to work harder and wear out more quickly. You may find yourself needing service on your AC very frequently, having to replace expensive parts, or even have a brand new unit installed if the coils get bad enough. If your AC unit cannot keep up and air flow is significantly reduced, the evaporator coil will freeze over and lead to compressor failure. Plus, low airflow will increase the time it takes for your home to cool, and can also cause uneven cooling throughout the house. All that because of a dirty AC coil.This is a very common problem that we see in Northeast Florida.
Your Health Can Be Affected By Dirty Coils
Low airflow increases the likelihood of mold spores and mildew growing inside of your HVAC system and then being pushed into your home. These problems can be harmful to anyone living in the home but can also be dangerous to those who suffer from asthma, have respiratory issues, or severe allergies. Think about all of the dirt and dust that is being sucked out of the home being pumped right back in, and you are breathing it in!
Dirty Coils Can Wreak Havoc On Your Wallet!
Another important reason to keep an eye on how clean your coils are and to have them checked out by an HVAC professional regularly is that a dirty AC coil can cost you a lot of money. When the coils are dirty, your HVAC system is having to work much harder to do its job, which uses more energy. When your AC unit is not functioning at full health, your energy costs WILL go up. If the HVAC system is having to use more energy, it could affect the energy rating of your home. If you are trying to sell your home it could affect the sales price or if you live in an area where you could get a tax break due to your energy rating, you could be missing out on money in the long run.
Chills On Wheels Heating & Air Contractors, Inc. has highly trained technicians that can provide annual maintenance checks to ensure your coils are staying nice and clean. For more information click here: Preventative Maintenance Plans - Chills On Wheels
We also offer Coil Cleaning services to help get your system back up and running at its full potential.
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