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Your Guide to Your AC's Evaporator Coils

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Air conditioning becomes essential for all Florida homes and businesses as temperatures rise. The air conditioner’s evaporator coil plays a crucial role in the cooling process, and any issues with this component can lead to problems with the entire system. This guide answers some of homeowners' most important questions about their evaporator coils.

What Is an Air Conditioner Evaporator Coil?

The evaporator coil is a crucial component of an air conditioning system responsible for cooling the air circulating in your home or business. It’s a network of tubes and fins that work together to remove heat from the air, thus cooling it. When the refrigerant passes through the evaporator coil, it absorbs heat, which causes the refrigerant to evaporate and turn into a gas.

Where Are Evaporator Coils Located?

Evaporator coils are typically inside the air handler unit or the blower compartment. They may also be built into your furnace because it acts as an air handler for your air conditioner. 

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How To Know if Something Is Wrong With Your Evaporator Coils?

If your evaporator coil is malfunctioning, it may let you know through any of the following signs:

  • Increased humidity levels
  • Ice on the coil
  • Strange noises
  • Bad odors
  • Weak airflow
  • A sudden spike in energy bills

Low refrigerant levels, dirty air filters, and faulty blower motors can all lead to problems with your evaporator coils.

How Do I Clean My Evaporator Coils?

Cleaning the evaporator coil involves removing the dirt and debris accumulated over time, leading to inefficiencies and potential damage. It’s best to leave this task to a professional as they have the proper tools and training to do the job safely and effectively. They may use a coil cleaner or vacuum to remove the debris and ensure the coil is clean and functioning correctly.

Call David Gray for Evaporator Coil Services in Florida!

If you’re experiencing issues with your air conditioner’s evaporator coil, don’t hesitate to call David Gray. Our team of experienced professionals provides high-quality evaporator coil services throughout Florida, including Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Orange Park. We use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and repair any issues quickly and efficiently.

Contact us today at (904) 605-8190 to schedule an AC repair appointment and ensure your air conditioner runs at peak performance!