A/C Coil Cleaning: What You Need to Know

A/C Coil Cleaning: What You Need to Know

A/C Coil Cleaning: What You Need to Know

An air conditioning unit is an amazing modern combination of mechanics, electricity, and best of all user simplicity. Just press a button, or change the thermostat setting, and voila, the indoor temperature starts to increase or decrease.

But, sometimes things don't go as expected. After months and even years of use, you begin to notice a strange, musty smell whenever the A/C starts running. You think that maybe it will go away, but it never does. You may even notice an electric bill that seems to get higher, and that the A/C needs to run longer to make the air cooler.

Often times, all of these problems signal that the A/C coil cleaning is necessary.

Why A/C Coils Need Cleaning

To keep your home or office cool, the air conditioning system relies on condenser and evaporator coils.

The evaporator coils are tubes within your A/C system, which cool the warm air as it passes around them. Inside these tubes is the refrigerant, which absorbs the heat from the passing air, and makes it colder. As the refrigerant absorbs the heat, it becomes gaseous and enters the condenser coils.

The condenser coils are just as important. They are located outside of your home or office, and provide a means for the refrigerant to release the heat that was absorbed earlier in the process. When the refrigerant passes thru the condenser coils, it is cooled off by a running fan that allows the heat to dissipate.

Although these coils are responsible for different steps in the air conditioning process, they have one thing in common; both coil sets are routinely exposed to flowing air. With time, dirt particles, bacteria, and mold spores can build up on these coils, which can lead to several problems:

  • Evaporator Coils: These are by far the most problematic because they come in direct contact with the air you breathe. As the A/C unit pushes air through the evaporator coils, this dirt is pushed back into your home or office to create unpleasant odors and can even aggravate allergies and asthma. Further, the evaporator coil creates significant moisture, which can contribute to growth of severaltypes of mold.
  • Condenser Coils: The condenser coils have the potential to build up a lot of dust very quickly for two reasons. One, the condenser unit is located outside, and two, it usually lacks significant filtration.

The problems with dirt build up in evaporator and condenser coils go beyond air quality. When the coils are dirty, the heat exchange within the A/C system becomes inefficient, which forces the unit to work harder and longer to bring your indoor temperatures to the desired levels.

AdvantaClean A/C Coil Cleaning

Here at AdvantaClean we've invested significant resources into developing a proprietary method for A/C coil cleaning. We use our own, special approach and have our own, proprietary chemicals that clean the coils without endangering the building occupants. When you call one of our specialists for A/C coil cleaning, here is what you can expect:

  • Fast, On Site Cleaning: We can perform the coil cleaning quickly and efficiently. Unlike other companies, we don't need to remove you're A/C unit to perform the cleaning. This makes the process faster, creates virtually no disruption, and reduces the chances of accidental damage, which can occur if the unit is transported.
  • Energy Study: We will conduct an energy study to show you the return on investment for the cleaning. After the cleaning is complete, we will help you keep track of your energy bills to show you how the cleaning has impacted your energy costs.
  • Energy Savings: In many cases, during the first year the energy savings will more than cover the cost of the A/C coil cleaning. So don't delay. Schedule you're A/C coil cleaning consultation today!

To learn more about how our A/C coil cleaning process can improve your indoor air quality and lower your energy bills, call us at 877.282.2663 to schedule your consultation.