When a Manchester summer comes around, a working air conditioner is important. But air conditioners are complex appliances and sometimes when one part breaks, it can affect your entire AC system. The evaporator coil is one of these parts and it plays the important role of cooling the air that enters your home. This is why maintained evaporator coils are so important and why Paul The Plumber is your go-to expert. Whether the evaporator coils are leaking freon or are frozen, you can count on us for service with a smile.
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Prevent Frozen Evaporator Coils
Like everything in your AC system, keeping your evaporator coils in good working order will make sure they work correctly and lengthen their lifespan. There are some easy maintenance steps any homeowner can take to keep your coils running:
- Remove any debris on your AC unit or lines.
- Check for clogs or leaks.
- Have your AC unit professional serviced annually.
- Keep the evaporator coils clean and dry.
- Routinely clean and replace all air filters.
These simple steps can help your air conditioner work at its best and keep you comfortable all summer long. If you need help with any of the maintenance above, you can also contact our AC repair experts - we always offer service with a smile!
Symptoms of Damaged Evaporator Coils
Evaporator coils are located near the blower fan of your unit and are part of the system where the refrigerant absorbs heat. Without the coils, your air conditioner can’t make cold air. Although repairs should always be left to the experts, especially when there’s a refrigerant leak, you can still do your part to inspect your system. Some common signs you may have an issue with your evaporator coils can include:
- Foul Odors: A bad smell might be due to mold and mildew growth. When evaporator coils freeze, they thaw slightly over time, leaving water pooled under your unit. Over time, that same water can creep into drywall and flooring, leading to the odor.
- Frozen Coils: If condensation remains on the coils too long, they will freeze and turn into ice, which can stop the AC unit from working. Generally, this happens when the coils are overly dirty or if there’s a refrigerant leak.
- Leaks: A puddle of water or other liquid beneath or near your AC unit may be a sign of a refrigerant leak. Your air conditioner has a drain line, which can easily become clogged. This forces the water back through the system, leading to the water.
- Poor Performance: A damaged evaporator coil will quickly impact performance in your home. Not only will your air conditioner struggle to cool your home quickly, but if all the refrigerant has leaked out the system, you won’t get cool air at all!
If you suspect your evaporator coils might need help, contact Paul The Plumber for a solution. Oftentimes evaporator coil issues are easily solved with simple cleaning or repair. However, if there is a leak and refrigerant has poured out, the coil may need to be replaced and then your system will have to be recharged as well.
Dealing with refrigerant issues in your unit? We also offer refrigerant repair and recharge services, ensuring you always have access to cool air.
Expert Evaporator Coil Cleaning
Paul The Plumber is dedicated to keeping your AC system in proper working shape. While you might not know the various moving parts that help your air conditioner cool your home, evaporator coils are ones you should know. If you notice they’re frozen or see a decline in cooling power, contacting an AC service company is critical. At Paul The Plumber, we’re here to offer you routine maintenance, repairs when needed, and even new AC unit installations. We provide honest recommendations, full transparency, and offer service with a smile!