Tips To Maintain The Evaporator Coil

There are two main components of an air conditioning system, one is the condenser and the other is the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is located inside the house. The function of the evaporator coil is to allow the coolant that is Freon to absorb heat while they evaporate from a liquid state to a gaseous state. The cooled air is then sent back to the house through the ducts. However, when you feel that there is some problem with the evaporator coil it is better to call an HVAC technician instead of trying to solve it all by yourself.

When it comes to the maintenance of an evaporator coil there are two aspects. The first thing is to keep the coolant filled coil free from all kinds of dirt, and debris. The second thing is to keep the evaporator drain clean so that the condensed moisture from the air can drain and not get accumulated as a pool. If you can do these two things at frequent intervals you can keep your air conditioner working efficiently for a longer period of time.

There are three kinds of evaporator coil. One is the vertical coil that is designed so that it can handle the air that travels in the upward and downward direction. The most common evaporator coil is the cased coil which functions in a similar manner to that of the vertical coil. Then there is the uncased coil. It is also like the cased coil but it does not have the protective outer box.

An evaporator coil starts malfunctioning mostly due to corrosion and the cause of corrosion is trapped particles inside the coil. And that is the reason it is important that maintenance of the evaporator coil be performed at least three times in a year. Nevertheless, an evaporator coil should be serviced only by expert professionals. In fact, preventive maintenance of the evaporative coil can save a lot of problems in the future.

All of you must be aware of the fact that an air conditioner does not bring in cold air inside the house but they actually put the hot air outside. So due to this process of evaporation that takes place in the evaporator coil it is important that the coils are kept clean. It has been seen that with constant use, dirt and debris go on building up on the coil. The result is that they create small areas of insulation which in turn prevents the evaporation from happening. Hence, it becomes necessary to clean the evaporator coils. It is true that HVAC professionals are best suited to clean these coils with their expert knowledge and specific tools but you can do it yourself as well in times of emergency. As the coils are very fragile in nature you will have to clean them gently with a brush.

Similarly, you can test the evaporator drain for blockages as well in case you find that there is a blockage you should get in touch with an HVAC professional who will be able to remove the blockage.

To sum up, a well-maintained evaporator coil is essential to have an air conditioner that functions at the peak of its efficiency.



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