Located in Whippany, New Jersey and serving Morris, Essex, Union, and Bergen counties since 2000, Air 1 Heating & Cooling provides personalized, high-quality AC installation and coil cleaning services. Check out our article below to learn how having the coils in your AC system cleaned regularly can save you money.
Why Should I Have My Air Conditioner Coils Cleaned?
The coils in your air conditioning system are designed to transfer heat. The evaporator coils inside your AC unit remove heat from the air in your home and the condenser coils outside your home transfer that heat to the outside air. If this sets of coils is dirty, it can drastically reduce performance and put extra strain on your AC system. Over time, contaminants such as lint, hair, grass, grease, etc. coat the fins and tubes of the coils, and the cooling capacity of the system decreases. When this happens, the system can become extremely inefficient, using more electricity, and possibly leading to costly repairs. The coils of your system should be cleaned at least once a year and inspected regularly by a professional.
What Can Happen If I Don’t Get My Coils Cleaned?
When the condenser and evaporator coils in your air conditioning system become dirty, the airflow over the fins decreases, which can put a lot of strain on the system as a whole. Here are some of the things that can happen when you don’t have your coils cleaned regularly:
Increase in Head Pressure
As the condenser coils in your system become dirty, the contaminants prevent the coil from rejecting heat. This creates an increase in head pressure, which puts additional strain on all the components in the system that handle the refrigerant, leading to component failure, pipe cracks, and coil failure.
If the liquid refrigerant in your system cannot vaporize due to reduced airflow over the coils, the refrigerant can flow backward, washing the lubricant off the bearings and locking the compressor. It could also cause the rotor to drag on the stator and cause a compressor burnout.
Increased head pressure puts an additional load on your compressor since it will have to work harder to move the liquid refrigerant through the system.
Higher head pressure caused by dirty coils can decrease efficiency by up to 30%. Your system will have to work harder and longer to keep your house at a stable temperature.
Contact Us Today
If it’s been a while since the evaporator coils in your AC unit have been cleaned or inspected, contact us today. We’d be happy to help with all of your heating and cooling needs.
Air 1 Heating & Cooling is a family owned and operated local business. We are located in Whippany, New Jersey and serve residents and businesses in Morris, Essex, Union, and Bergen counties. We are YOUR full-service NJ heating and cooling company, and our goal is to provide homeowners and businesses with the finest heating and cooling systems available at an affordable cost. Call Air 1 Heating & Cooling at 973-447-4165 with any questions regarding air conditioner coil cleaning today!