Dirt Isn’t Cheap: Why condenser coils cleaning is essential

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Why condenser coils cleaning is essential

Every single air conditioning unit includes two types of coils. You have your evaporator coil or indoor coil, and you have your condenser coil (also known as your outdoor coil). In this blog post, we’re going to focus on your condenser coil; We’ll be answering some questions like what exactly is your condenser coil, What is its role in cooling down your home,  and why do you have to keep it clean.

What exactly is a condenser coil?

According to www.Frigidaire.net, “the condenser coil is where the heat is removed from the refrigerant. The gas refrigerant transfers its heat to air blowing over it. Simultaneously, the refrigerant cools and turns into a liquid. The air around the coil heats up and the outdoor unit blows that hot air back out.”

In other words, with the use of a refrigerant material in the tubing, the hot air from inside your home travels outside to the condenser coils where the heat is released and removed. A huge amount of air flow is necessary for your air conditioner unit to work properly. Ultimately, the cleaner the condenser coil, the better the fan can do its job to handle all that hot air.

Your condenser coil is so important to your air conditioning unit because the entire purpose of the air conditioner is to actually remove heat from your home, it does not add cool air, like some people may think.

What are some issues of dirty condenser coils?

As stated above, your condenser coil is located outside of your home, so there’s a number of problems that can arise if your outdoor coil is dirty. For instance:

  • If you’re lacking on keeping up with the maintenance of your outdoor unit, it can very well reduce the life expectancy of your air conditioner. Manufacturers have a tendency to assume that you, as the consumer, will maintain your unit for the projected years of service.
  • Dirty coils reduce the left expectancy and efficiency of the air conditioner units. With a dirty condenser coil, your cooling efficiency will drop by over 30% leaving your system cooling at a staggering 60% or 70% effective rate.
  • Your air conditioner is no longer able to cool your home when you have a really dirty condenser unit. You’re now consuming a lot of energy while your cooling drops like a rock.

These three reasons are enough to raise awareness as to why you need to keep your outdoor unit clean. Investing in a/c maintenance to prevent such problems from arising, ultimately saving some of those dollar bills from jumping out of your wallet.

For more information, contact our HVAC Company in Grand Prairie, TX (972) 504 – 2079 or follow us on our social media accounts for more tips.


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