What Does an Evaporator Coil Do?
Understanding the various components of your HVAC system is likely not on your list of to-dos. But having a little air conditioning know-how can come in handy when something malfunctions within your system. The evaporator coil for example, is one of the most important components within your air conditioning system, yet many don’t know what this component does or how it works. Learn everything you need to know about evaporator coils below.
How Does an Evaporator Coil Work?
Put simply, evaporator coils work to absorb heat as air is passed through your air conditioning system. The coils takes pre-processed air and condense the heat from this airflow, converting it into a liquid. After the condensation process, the water is channeled through a vertical coil into a drain. The result? Air that is cooled and dehumidified.
How to Keep an Evaporator Coil Clean
Dust and debris can collect on the evaporator coils and prevent warm air from reaching the chilled metal within your air conditioning system. That’s why keeping any dust and debris from clinging to the coils is important to efficiently cool your home. One of the simplest way to keep the evaporator coils clean is by regularly changing the air filter within your HVAC system.
It’s also recommended that you clean the evaporator coils on a regular basis to keep your HVAC system working as efficiently as possible. Fortunately, cleaning the evaporator coils is relatively easy and can be done in a few steps:
– Turn off the power to your HVAC system.
– Locate the evaporator coils.
– Create a solution of warm water and a basic cleaning detergent and pour into a spray bottle.
– Spray the solution on the evaporator coils and let the mixture sit for a five minutes.
– Gently wipe away the debris with a soft cloth.
Call Sea Coast Air Conditioning
If your air conditioning system isn’t keeping your cool and comfortable, there may be an underlying issue with the evaporator coils. Instead of risking a DIY disaster, give the professionals at Sea Coast Air Conditioning a call today or schedule an appointment online. We offer high quality repair services and will get your HVAC system up and running as quickly as possible.