Why They Should Be Cleaned
It’s important to have clean coils for your air conditioner because they are a major part of keeping your home cool (or warm if you have a heat pump for heat). Your home can only be cooled down because heat is being removed through a process of heat transfer. There are 2 coils; the inside (evaporator) and the outside (condenser). The condenser coils are important because all the heat that is picked up from inside is transferred to them through coils containing refrigerant and then removed by a fan through the air. At the evaporator air is blown over those coils to transfer the heat inside to the condenser coil outside. It works vice versa if heating with a heat pump. It’s critical the coils are maintained because if they aren’t, it can increase the cost of running your system up to 35% more! Some people might not worry about spending a little more money on energy bills but your coils can clog up with so much dirt and debris, the next thing you know your systems not working on a hot day. This can result from the increased pressure of the system, operating temperatures, and failing motors; but luckily you can prevent dirty coils and system failures with regular maintenance. Keep your coils clean because it makes a huge difference for your air conditioners efficiency and so that it operates properly.