What are common problems with evaporator coils?
Evaporator coils tend to have the same three problems depending on the home or the state of the system. The bends in an evaporator coil will break and leak easily because of their shape. The coils will clog with the fluid used to cool the air, and they could be damaged by outside weather.
When the coolant is leaking from a broken coil, the air in the house will not cool evenly. When the coils are clogged, the clog could produce a leak. Also, a clogged coil could simply make the house feel warmer because the air is not being cooled properly. Regular service prevents these problems from taking hold.
How can future problems be prevented?
When people want to make sure their unit is working properly in the future, they need to be sure that they are keeping an eye on the unit. They are not a trained technician, but that should not stop them from checking on the unit and the coils.
Most people can look into their unit and see if the coils are damaged or leaking. If you feel the air in the house getting warmer, you need to take the casing off your air conditioner and check for leaks. You can remove debris from storms see if the unit is leaking. When touching the coils, they should be equally cool on all surfaces. A clogged coil will have a warm spot just past the clog.
Taking care of the home air conditioner requires the help of a professional technician, but homeowners can keep watch on the unit. When homeowners are proactive, they can get a technician out to their home before any major damage is done.
A service call is not complete until you’re 100% satisfied. For assistance with your evaporator coil, dial (913) 713-5911.