Don’t underestimate the importance of having your air conditioner cleaned on a yearly basis. Many homeowners do just that and find themselves out thousands of dollars when the system fails prematurely. There are many problems that result from lack of maintenance, but today we are going to take a closer look at the coils in your air conditioning system. The evaporator coil and the condenser coils work together to extract heat from the home and replace it will cool comfortable air conditioned air. However, lack of maintenance could diminish this ability and leave your coils clogged.
The A/C Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil is located inside the home, and is given some protection by the furnace filter. Those that neglect their yearly maintenance checks may still be able to protect the evaporator coil by changing the filter on a regular basis. Filter changes are necessary for many reasons, but even the most frequent filter changes will not protect the coil indefinitely. With time it to will become coated in dust and other airborne debris and fail to complete its job efficiently.
The A/C Condenser Coils
The condenser coils are located within the condenser on the exterior of your home, and seeing as they are outdoors, they are exposed to the effects of weather. Mud and dirt are the two most common contaminants that clog the coils, but nearly anything from cotton to grass clippings can litter the inside of your air conditioner.
Air Conditioner Clogs
Within a matter of a few years, your coils can become completely blocked by debris and need a professional removal and cleaning. This process can take a long time to complete, and depending on how badly blocked the coils are, they may not even be able to be cleaned. Dirty coils are prone to corrosion and can degrade to the point that refrigerant is able to leak out. At this point your best bet is replacement of the system. Luckily, your air conditioner doesn’t have to meet this fate, and all you need is a little help from Four Seasons!
Four Seasons A/C Clean and Checks
An air conditioner clean and check from Four Seasons performed yearly is the perfect antidote to coil clogging. Our NATE certified technicians will professionally and expertly navigate their way through cleaning nearly every inch of your air conditioning system. This service prepares the unit to take on the scorching hot summers that are common across the Chicagoland area, and to do so with ease. Yearly checks of your coils will keep them in shape and keep clogs out of your systems future. So, have Four Seasons care for your air conditioner this year and for years to come.