Surprisingly, research has shown that dirty air conditioning condensers often perform better than clean ones. The change in heat transfer performance of the condenser coil ranged from a 7 percent increase to a 7 percent decrease for the coils tested. It's important to note that your air conditioning unit has a lifespan of about 10 to 15 years. However, if the unit is inefficient, it will wear out before the expected time.
This is because dirty condenser coils make your air conditioner work harder, causing tension on the other internal parts. Without proper air conditioning maintenance, the summer heat will get the best of you. When it comes to how often your air conditioner coils should be cleaned, it depends on how quickly they get dirty. If your unit is close to a street, it will likely get dirty faster and will need to be cleaned several times a year. Regardless of where your unit is located, we recommend that you clean the evaporator and condenser coils once a year before summer begins. If you want to make sure your air conditioner is cleaned efficiently, call Bradbury Brothers for more thorough maintenance.
If your air conditioner doesn't cool properly, one of the first things you can do is check the coils and clean them if they seem too dirty. Bone Heating & Cooling for Festus service and surrounding areas can also help if your system breaks down. The evaporator coils are located inside the interior of the air conditioning unit and are responsible for removing heat and moisture from the air inside your space. If the AC coils are dirty, there will be a layer of dirt on them, creating a gap between the coolant and the air blowing over the coils, making the heat transfer process less effective. The condenser coil is located on the outside of your unit and releases that excess heat from your home to the outside. An air conditioner that is unreliable or malfunctioning, especially during a heat wave, is a major inconvenience.
You might think that air conditioners “create cool air” but in reality it's more accurate to say that they remove heat from the existing air in your home. Your central air conditioning professional inspects your coils every visit to make sure they are clean and working properly. Although it may seem like a small number, a 5 percent decrease in HVAC system efficiency is very high in the long run. To keep your system running efficiently and prevent breakdowns due to dirt and grime build-up, it's important to clean your air conditioner coils at least once a year and follow preventive measures to keep them clean during use. Doing so will save you money on home cooling, increase the life of your HVAC unit, and protect your family from possible illnesses.