Maintaining your evaporator coil
Without timely maintenance on your hard-working AC unit, critical components responsible for efficient cooling and airflow would eventually stop functioning. They’d succumb to wear and tear, corrode and give way to rusty water or simply seize up, never to start again. Maintenance may be optional, but it should be considered a necessity if you expect air conditioning to operate at peak efficiency, and for its maximum lifespan to be realized. Indeed, a smartly planned maintenance schedule can stretch the life of the air conditioning system far into the upper reaches of designed operational life.
Your air conditioner is a hefty investment. In order to continue running it without leaks or corrosion, without it going out of commission, it needs constant attention. Like any other complex machine, it needs the support of a professional service trained in spotting damage, of replacing any of the major parts. A capable maintenance service can initiate a scheduled maintenance plan that will save you tons of money by extending the life of the compressor, the evaporator coil, and any other component keeping cool airflow moving through ducts into overheated rooms.
The evaporator coil is one of the most active working parts of an air conditioner, equally as essential as the compressor. It’s subject to the stress and strain of constant expansion and contraction, the metal forced to flex as temperature changes. The compressed cooling compound flows through the coil and absorbs heat from the air, returning to a gaseous state only for the cycle to repeat repeatedly. Even the best parts made from the finest materials have their limits. Eventually the evaporator coil can no longer handle the flexing and it will fail. The coil also faces attack from another natural enemy, humidity in the air. The humidity condenses, coating the coil in corrosion causing water.
Our expert HVAC inspections are designed to create an optimal scheduled maintenance plan that will check the condition of the evaporator coil up to three times per year. Our trained technicians quickly locate the coil, completely aware of the different configurations used by different HVAC manufacturers, and carefully check the surface of the coil and case for leaks, corrosion and damage due to expanding metal.
Trapped humidity is a difficult force for mechanical parts to resist, and expansion will eventually damage the toughest metal structures. Call our expert and courteous technicians today to set up an appointment and begin your scheduled maintenance.
Does your AC unit need maintenance in the Overland Park area? Call Priced Right Heating and Cooling at (913) 713-5911 and schedule a service call today!