Three Ways a Clean Evaporator Coil Saves Money
As a homeowner, you have a lot to think about. It’s easy to forget some of the problems you can’t see. Your heating and cooling system’s indoor evaporator coil is often one of the things that is easily forgotten. It’s out of sight and therefore out of mind. However, if that coil is dirty, your HVAC system is going to suffer. Your coil is responsible for helping your heating system with heat exchange in the winter. It is also for helping your cooling system in the summer, as well! The team at Tiger Services wants you to realize how important it is to have a clean evaporator coil. We put together this list of problems that can occur when you don’t have your coil cleaned on a regular basis.
Effects of a Dirty Indoor Evaporator Coil
A dirty evaporator coil can lead to some serious problems for your heating and cooling system and your home.
- Higher Electricity Bills: A dirty evaporator coil forces your system to work harder to regulate your house to your desired temperature. You pay more for the same results your HVAC system would provide with a clean indoor coil.
- Frequent Breakdowns: If left uncleaned, an indoor evaporator coil may cause your unit to break down more frequently. This results in your need to get on the phone and schedule yet another maintenance appointment.
- Your AC Unit Won’t Last as Long: A dirty evaporator coil can cause your heating and cooling system to malfunction more often. It may also lower the overall lifespan of the entire unit. Not cleaning your indoor evaporator coil could lead to paying for a new unit years earlier than if you’d kept it clean.
- Health Hazards: A dirty evaporator coil can cause mold and dust buildup. That buildup is then pushed into your home for you and your family to breathe. That’s not what anyone wants! A clean coil is important for air quality in your home year round.
Now you’ve seen the effects of a dirty evaporator coil. Let’s take a look at all the ways a clean indoor evaporator coil saves you money, now and in the future.
- Normal Electricity Bills: Say goodbye to overpriced energy bills now that your heating and cooling system doesn’t have to work twice as hard to keep your house warm or cool.
- Save on Maintenance Repair: You’ll call the professionals to come fix your HVAC unit a lot less now that your unit doesn’t clog and force itself to work harder and stay on longer.
- Get the Most Out of Your Unit: Having a clean indoor coil helps ensure your system keeps you and your family cool for the normal 10-15 years an HVAC unit should last.
Can I Clean My Evaporator Coil Myself?
While there are some DIY projects that are simple to accomplish, this isn’t one of them. Evaporator coils are often difficult to locate, and they’re extremely fragile. Trying to clean one while handling it too roughly may cause the evaporator coil to break and need replacing altogether. Not to mention, cleaning it yourself could endanger you and your house, causing electric shocks or even house fires.
There are many different causes for a dirty evaporator coil. For best results and to avoid injury, we suggest contacting an air conditioning expert to properly assess the situation and determine the best course of action.