Your air conditioning unit is like your car. If they both work day in and day out without much regular maintenance, they will not be able to work as well as they once did. Any air conditioner has critical components such as the condenser coils. If these coils get dirty, and they will, it can affect how your air conditioner performs. Not only that, it can damage other parts of the unit. The condenser coils are found on the outdoor unit of the air conditioner. When refrigerant takes away heat from your home, it gets turned into gas and moves to the condenser coils and over them. It gets cooled and turns back into a liquid. The air in your home gets cooled when it gets recirculated back into your house and removes more heat.
How Do Condenser Coils Get Dirty & Clogged?
Keeping the condenser coils clean is the best preventative maintenance you can do. Other than keeping your air conditioning unit running efficiently, keeping the condenser coils clean will increase the length of time the unit will last. In other words, regularly cleaned coils mean better running equipment that will last longer. The condenser coils get dirty when the refrigerant gets cooled. The dirt in the air outside is pulled into the unit and starts to build up on the coils. When the buildup gets to be too much it’s hard for the unit to work efficiently. This leads to higher energy bills and the comfort in your home will be decreased because the whole system requires more energy to keep up with the demand for cool air. Coils that get extremely dirty will not be able to change the hot refrigerant gas back into a liquid. This can cause the system to quit making cool air, even though it’s still running. This can cause the condenser to overheat and lead to a complete breakdown of the air conditioner.
How to Clean AC Condenser Coils
You should schedule to have the condenser coils of your air conditioner serviced every year but there are steps you can take to help keep them clean. Make sure the outdoor areas around your air conditioner are keep free of dirt, foliage and debris. Make sure the coils on the indoor part of the unit are free of dust, dirt, smoke and grease that gets pulled from the air inside our home. As mentioned earlier, these are the particles that will buildup on the coils and affect the efficiency of the system, increasing energy bills and making the unit work harder. Always use good-quality air filters to trap these particles and make sure you keep them clean and replace them regularly. Having pets increases the need for clean filters. Professionals can perform a chemical coil cleaning where a foaming chemical is applied to the coil surfaces and is left to dwell so it will saturate the fins. The foam is then vacuumed up and the process will be repeated until the coils are completely cleaned and then rinsed with clean water.
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It’s important to keep the condenser coils clean to maximize the efficiency of your air conditioner to cool your home. Call Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating to have your air conditioner inspected and cleaned today!