Evaporator coils in your air conditioner or heat pump absorb heat from the air in your house. They can be found inside the air handler. If one of these coils is leaking refrigerant, your AC system will take longer to cool or not cool at all.
Your air conditioning unit is made up of many components, and evaporator coils are one of those components. If you suspect an evaporator coil is leaking refrigerant, hire a licensed HVAC company to look at the problem.
Our evaporator coil technicians are the best in the city. Call Kuhn Air Conditioning for prompt evaporator coil services, so you don’t have to worry about leakage ever again.
How Evaporator Coils Work
An evaporator coil is a component in your AC system where the refrigerant absorbs heat and where the cool air comes from. The evaporator coil is located inside the AC unit where the blower fan located.
A leak in the coil will let refrigerant escape, thus reducing the cooling performance of your AC system. If your coils need a recharge, this is a sign that the coil is leaking.
Evaporator coils produce the cool air that keeps you and your house comfortable. They also produce dehumidification and good indoor air quality.
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Evaporator Coil Cleaning & Maintenance
Responsible homeowners recognize the value of AC maintenance, and that includes evaporator coil cleaning. With a maintenance agreement from Kuhn Air Conditioning, you receive at least one yearly inspection of your full HVAC system. This consists of an examination of the evaporator coils in your AC unit.
Dusty evaporator coils will slow down the airflow and cause the coil to freeze. To reduce this risk, always work with a reputable HVAC contractor who has the skill and experience to provide thorough evaporator coil cleaning and repairs.
Kuhn Air Conditioning offers evaporator coil cleaning so your AC system runs smoothly all season long. A well-maintained evaporator coil allows your HVAC system to run smoothly, increases your comfort, and saves you money on energy costs.
If your AC system needs a recharge, you likely have a refrigerant leak that needs repair.
How to Prevent Evaporator Coil Leaks
Coil leaks are caused by VOCs that are released from cleaning products, like bleach, aerosol cans, and other products created as a chemical process. Most leaks can be prevented by keeping the coils clean and having them inspected regularly. Kuhn Air Conditioning offers evaporator coil cleaning and replacement by technicians who are trained to properly clean and restore the evaporator coils.
If you experience signs of a Freon leak, call a professional HVAC company to take a look. At Kuhn Air Conditioning, we will make sure to handle all evaporator coil repairs quickly and efficiently, so you can get back to your normal daily routine.
Other ways to reduce the risk of evaporator coil leaks include:
- Get a whole-house air cleaner with ultraviolet light to neutralize the VOCs
- Letting fresh air into your HVAC system to diffuse the VOCs
- Reduce VOCs in the home
- Install a coil lamp to keep coils clean
If you have experienced any signs of a refrigerant leak, it’s best to call a professional to take a closer look. Continuing to run the cooling system without enough refrigerant could damage the compressor, and cause long term damage to your HVAC system.