Reasons to Have Your AC Condenser Coil Cleaned


The condenser coil is a major part of your air conditioning system. This is the coil that is filled with refrigerant. The refrigerant inside the coil expands, which cools the coil. That coolness is then transferred to air that passes through the air conditioner, and then the blower unit blows the cool air through the ducts. One of the most important maintenance tasks for your air conditioner is having this condenser coil cleaned. Here's a look at the key benefits of doing so.

Cleaning the coil maintains your AC efficiency.

These days, it's more important than ever to keep your air conditioner working efficiently. Energy costs are rising, so it is to your advantage to use less energy. It's also good for the planet to run your home as efficiently as possible. When dirt is built up on your air conditioner's condenser coil, the air blowing through the AC unit does not come into such close contact with the coil itself. The dirt forms a barrier and slows down the transfer. This makes your AC unit work harder and consume more energy. On the other hand, if you clean your coil, it will do a more efficient job of cooling, saving you money and energy.

Cleaning the coil helps prevent clogged condensate drain pumps.

The condensation your AC produces should be collected into a pump chamber and pumped away from your home. If your condenser coil is dirty, some of that dirt will end up in the condensate drain tube and pump. Eventually, this may cause the tube or pump to clog, which will cause water to pour out all over the place. You'll then have to have an AC contractor come clean the system out. It's easier to just clean your coil and prevent this problem in the first place.

Cleaning the coil helps extend the life of your AC unit.

As mentioned above, your AC unit has to work harder if the coil is dirty. It will turn on more often and run for longer each time that it's on. Over time, this increases the wear and tear that your AC unit experiences, which will reduce its lifespan. Cleaning the coil reduces the burden on it and helps ensure it lasts longer.

Contact an HVAC company near you and arrange for them to come clean your AC condenser coil. Most HVAC companies offer this service, often as a part of a larger maintenance package.


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