Keep Your HVAC or A/C Running Great With Evaporator Coil Services

November, 2014 by Alma Abell

People spend a lot of money heating and cooling their homes. They employ a variety of products in these efforts, but one of the most common are central heating and cooling appliances also known as HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems. This appliance consists of an external cabinet that houses the condenser system and an internal cabinet which holds the furnace, blower and A/C evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is located inside the unit’s air exchange, which means all of the air that flows through the system goes through the coil. Because of this, the evaporator coil can collect a lot of dirt and grime over the years. In many cases, it can be tough to clean properly.

A dirty or damaged evaporator coil can cause a number of problems. Some of the most obvious include poor airflow and frozen spots on the coil. A frozen coil can lead to even worse problems, such as a rupture and loss of refrigerant. Once the refrigerant is gone, the condenser is in danger because the A/C refrigerant carries the lubricant that the condenser needs for proper operation. Thankfully, Evaporator Coil Services can eliminate many of these concerns by cleaning or replacing your HVAC or A/C evaporator coil. The cleaning process begins by removing any existing refrigerant. Once this step is finished, the technician can remove the coil and prepare it for cleaning. The primary cleaning method is an acid bath which strips all the grime from the metal.

While the evaporator coil is being cleaned, the technician can examine it for signs of stress or damage. Repeated freezing is rough on the metal. When large areas are frozen, it can restrict the flow of coolant, which puts severe strain on the condenser. However, the worst problems associated with coil freezing occurs when owners try to remedy the situations by themselves. Attempting to remove the ice by chipping it away, or with the use of hot water, can ruin an evaporator coil. If you are experiencing problems with your cooling system, and believe you need Evaporator Coil Services, be sure to contact a professional like M.A. Williams Inc. Drain Cleaning & Plumbing on Facebook or Google+.