The air conditioner in your Harrisburg, PA home is a complex combination of mechanical components that all contribute to keeping your home cool. While you may not understand how they work, you'll know when they’re not working. One of these essential components is your evaporator coils. Responsible for cooling the air that enters your home, you’d be struggling to keep cool without them. At G.F. Bowman, Inc., we are your expert AC contractors. We can help you repair, clean, or replace your evaporator coils, restoring that comfort you’ve come to expect in your home!
Want to do your part to keep dust and grime off your coils? Be sure to schedule air cleaning and filtration services for your home today!
What Do Evaporator Coils Do?
As the AC unit runs, several processes must successfully take place in order for warm air to be cooled and circulated. First, the compressor draws liquid refrigerant into the evaporator coil through internal pressure lines. The liquid refrigerant flows through the tubing and circulates throughout the evaporator coil.
Meanwhile, the blower fan is drawing warm air from the room over the evaporator coils, using that same liquid refrigerant to absorb the heat and “condition” the air. This translates into cold air for your home, and warm air to help keep the coils from freezing over.
Generally speaking, your evaporator coils are what helps keep the air as cold as you need it in your home.
Signs Your Evaporator Coils Are Damaged
Because the evaporator coils are inside of the air handler, it might be hard to tell if something’s wrong. Luckily, there are plenty of warning signs that can help you determine when it’s time to call for help. These include:
- Excess Moisture: If your evaporator coils are dirty, they may freeze over. As they thaw, you’ll find excess moisture dripping under the air handler. If left undiagnosed, that same moisture can turn into mold and mildew, a serious health concern for any homeowner.
- Fluctuating Temperatures: Damaged or dirty coils will not allow your unit to cool air properly. In turn, you’ll also lose the ability to control the temperature, leaving you with lukewarm air at best.
- High Energy Costs: The harder your air conditioner has to work to cool the air entering your home, the higher your energy costs. If you notice your energy bills are on the rise or that your unit is taking longer than usual to cool your home, there’s an issue.
- Poor Air Quality: If your evaporator coils are dirty enough, those same impurities will make their way into the air. A drop in air quality or an increase in allergy symptoms and respiratory issues could be a warning sign of damage.
In most cases, AC evaporator coil cleaning is the best way to get your system cooling again. Our technicians will clean any grime and dirt off the coils, allowing them to insulate and cool again.
If cleaning is not the right option, then you may be dealing with an AC refrigerant leak. Our expert technicians can help you find a replacement to get your system back up and running.
Cool Air is a Call Away
At G.F. Bowman, Inc., we are your Harrisburg, PA evaporator coil repair and replacement contractors. We’ll take the time to inspect and diagnose your coil concerns. Whether they need a cleaning or a complete replacement, we’ll have the service done promptly, restoring cold air in no time! Get the Bowman team working for you today!