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The evaporator coil is one of many critical elements in your air conditioner. Without a functioning coil, your unit won’t cool your West Palm Beach, Florida, home as well as it should. Get to know your evaporator coil so you’re equipped to keep your home cool and comfortable.

How Evaporator Coils Work

The refrigerant in your air conditioner passes through several essential parts of the unit on its journey to gather and disperse heat. As refrigerant passes through the coil, the fan blows warm air from the home over it. This helps cool the air. Cool air cannot hold as much moisture as hot air, so condensation often forms here and drains into the drip pan. The refrigerant in the coils absorbs the heat from the air to carry and disperse it away from the home.

What Are the Common Issues

The most common problem that homeowners experience with the evaporator coil is a buildup of dirt and dust. A dirty evaporator coil can’t properly absorb heat from the air. It’ll use more energy, which can cause the entire system to overheat and eventually breakdown.

Meanwhile, the coils won’t warm up as much as they should because of an insulating layer of dust. As a result, the cold refrigerant will cause frost and ice to build up on the coils.

How to Maintain Your Evaporator Coils

Your evaporator coil is a critical part of the air conditioner, and you can’t afford to ignore it. Like other parts of the HVAC system, the evaporator coil needs regular care and maintenance to operate properly. You should schedule AC maintenance once a year. During this visit, a service technician will clean the coils and inspect the evaporator and other parts of the system for proper operation.

If you suspect your evaporator coil needs care and attention, don’t wait a minute longer to seek help from a professional HVAC contractor. Contact Mechanical Air Conditioning at 561-899-4587 to make sure the evaporator and other parts of your air conditioning system are in top condition.

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