The Efficiency Effects of a Dirty Evaporator Coil

new evaporator coilOne of the primary concerns for any homeowner is having everything on their property running at the smoothest level possible. This not only helps to reduce the possibility that a breakdown could occur in whatever equipment is being considered, it may also help them to save money. After all, it is only when something is running at peak efficiency that you are going to see the efficiency carry over into financial savings. One of the ways in which this may be seen is through your HVAC unit. If you are not keeping the evaporator coils clean, you are reducing the efficiency of the unit and can end up costing yourself money, both in the short term and in the long term.

In order for you to have your evaporator coils cleaned professionally, you can trust the services of Select Air. We are more than a Grapevine air conditioning repair service, we offer continued service to our customers on a scheduled basis. When we come to your home, we will check the unit carefully, clean the evaporator coils and ensure that the drain line is clear. This will help to reduce the amount that you are spending on energy every month and will also help to extend the life of the unit. Our periodic service can also help to reduce the possibility that damage would occur to your home, due to the fact that the drain line is operating properly.

The Effect of Dirty Evaporator Coils

Dirty evaporator coils can cause problems for the entire unit. When they are dirty, it can reduce the cooling capacity of the unit by up to 40%. In some cases, you may find that your unit is running on a continual basis and is struggling to keep up with the heat inside of the home. At times, this may be due to dirty evaporator coils. An additional issue that can be directly related to the evaporator coils is a reduction in compressor power. With dirty evaporator coils, it may be possible that the compressor power is reduced by up to 7%.

All of the issues that are associated with the evaporator coils being unnecessarily dirty can result in issues for you, as the homeowner. Not only is it going to drop your energy efficiency by up to 35%, it can also reduce the lifespan of the unit. You may be paying more money every month because of the lower efficiency and end up with a large repair or replacement bill much sooner than is necessary. If you would like more information on our services and how we can help to save you money, contact Select Air today. One of our friendly professionals would be happy to assist you.

by Bill Grote

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