As summer hits Oklahoma City and the weather starts hitting up, the air conditioning should kick on. But sometimes it won’t. Air conditioning is essential to keeping you and your family cool and comfortable in the summer heat, and trying to figure out why the AC won’t work is a headache no one wants on a hot summer day. The good news is, sometimes the answer is as simple as fixing the evaporator coil of your unit. At Alliance Expert Services, we can help and ensure a long-lasting solution.
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Signs You Need Evaporator Coil Service
When the air conditioner kicks on, everyone waits for the sweet relief of cold air. The evaporator coil of your air conditioner is the part of the system that removes hot air from the home. When the evaporator coil isn’t working right, you might find yourself getting blasted with hot air instead of cold. Some other signs include:
- Blowing Hot Air: You’ll know your coil needs to be cleaned if your air conditioning unit is blowing stagnant, hot air. Dirt collected on the coil prevents it from cooling the hot air the compressor pulls in. The result is a constant streaming of hot air.
- Increased Energy Bills: The evaporative coil will have to work twice as hard to cool the house when it’s fighting through layers of grime. This will raise your energy bill as it tries to cool your house down.
- Not Cooling: Like a dirty coil, a damaged evaporator coil will not be able to cool down the house.
- AC Starts and Stops: Or, the A/C may turn on and attempt to cool the house, only to shut off a short while later without cooling the home.
- Strange Sounds: If the A/C is running but there’s banging, hissing, or other strange noises, repairs to the evaporator coil may be needed.
- Leaking Refrigerant: If the refrigerant is pooling outside the unit, there’s a chance the evaporator coil has cracked or started leaking.
Trustworthy HVAC specialists like Alliance Expert Services will be able to handle any evaporator coil repair or replacements and any other A/C and evaporator coil problems that come up in your home’s air conditioning system. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our certified HVAC technicians!
Don’t Waste Time; Repair and Replace ASAP!
Taking care of an evaporator coil issue right away will save you time and money in the long run. As dirt builds up and the damages spread, the coil may deteriorate beyond repair. The benefits of acting early are numerous.
- Saves You Money: Cleaning your A/C’s evaporator coil is a lot cheaper than replacing a broken one. Taking care of issues early helps you save money by repairing the coil you already have, instead of paying for a new one.
- Keeps Your Home Comfortable: Don’t risk losing air conditioning during the hottest days of the year! Acting quickly on evaporator coil issues and other A/C problems will ensure that your home stays cool and keeps you and your loved ones comfortable all summer long.
- Prevents Mold and Bacteria: Not only does a dirty evaporator coil spread dust and dirt through the air it can also house mold and bacteria. The coil causes condensation in the system, and that combined with the dirt and grime can create a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
A qualified HVAC specialist can help you through the process of identifying when just cleaning and repairing the evaporator coil will work for your system, and when to consider replacing the evaporator coil. Reach out to Alliance Expert Services to take care of your evaporator coil needs.
Of course, if your unit is still struggling to cool your home properly, it may be a bigger problem. Be sure to ask about our AC replacement service to upgrade your home today!
Maintenance Tips for Evaporator Coils
The best prevention of air conditioning problems is routine maintenance. Annual inspections are a surefire way to catch any issues before they become big problems.
- Clean the Coil Regularly: If your home is prone to producing dust and debris, then the evaporator coil is prone to collecting it. Annual cleaning is a must, but most coils may need monthly or trimonthly cleaning during peak air conditioning season to prevent problems. A loose brush or compressed air can help remove the pesky dirt.
- Annual Inspections: Have a qualified HVAC technician inspect your air conditioner every year before summer arrives. They can clean and top off your unit with necessary fluids before the heat hits, keeping your unit happy and working right.
Your HVAC system is an investment in your comfort. Taking care of your air conditioning issues today will save you a headache and your wallet money in the long run. Call Alliance Expert Services today to take care of all your air conditioning and HVAC needs.