AC Coil Cleaning

Maintaining your air conditioner regularly is important if you’re responsible for keeping your home or business’s air conditioner working.

As part of that maintenance, AC coils should be cleaned.

Coils are one of the most important parts of your air conditioner. Air conditioning systems have two types of coils: evaporator coils that absorb heat and humidity from your space, and condenser coils that expel it. Why is it important to clean an AC coil? Dirt and debris can’t transfer heat effectively to coils. It can lead to all kinds of problems, from higher energy consumption to overheating and compressor failure. It’s probably not a habit of yours to actually look at your air conditioner. Look at the coil if it’s accessible, which looks like a long tube shaped into a coil with metal fins on the outside. It’s probably a nasty sight if you haven’t cleaned it for a while. That’s especially true when you consider that this unit affects the air you breathe every day. Clean coils will not only reduce the effectiveness of your air conditioner, but they will also result in higher energy bills, more breakdowns, and shorter system lifespans. How much dirt is too much? As part of your regular preventative maintenance, you should clean your AC coils twice a year. Coil fins are very sensitive, and can be easily damaged if you use too much force or abrasion or if you use the wrong type of cleaning products for AC coil cleaning. There’s also a risk of handling potentially dangerous chemicals, not to mention the risk of electric shock and fire for someone who’s not properly trained. This job is best left to the professionals.
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