One of the most important aspects of HVAC upkeep is maintaining a clean system. Not only should you keep your air filter clean and replace it as needed, but a clean evaporator coil is also key to efficiently cooling your home. The following symptoms indicate that you may need to clean your evaporator coil.
Your Air Conditioner Is Less Effective at Cooling
If you notice that your air conditioner no longer cools your home as quickly as it used to, a dirty evaporator coil might be the cause. When dust and debris are allowed to accumulate, the coil becomes less effective at drawing heat from the air as it passes through your air conditioning unit. As you might imagine, this leads to an uncomfortable home.
Your Energy Bill Has Increased Without Explanation
If there have been no major changes in your energy rates or seasonal usage patterns, a dirty coil may cause your utility bill to increase. When an evaporator coil is covered in grime, the coil is forced to work harder to cool your home. As a result, your system will likely consume more energy and ultimately lead to bigger monthly bills.
You Have a Frozen Coil
If your coil is unable to absorb heat due to built-up dirt and debris, condensation may accumulate and cause your coil to freeze. A frozen coil will result in a mechanical breakdown and require repair. Be sure to hire a professional technician to address such an issue.
If you’ve never had your HVAC system inspected or cleaned, consider scheduling a tune-up right away. Routine maintenance is the best way to prevent getting a dirty coil. At Comfort Pro Heating & Air Conditioning in Reading PA, we can get you on the right schedule to maintain a more efficient system.