When it comes to keeping your air conditioner running smoothly, having maintenance done by a professional on a regular basis is a smart move. If you’re wondering whether or not the AC in your Bethalto, IL, home needs to have its evaporator coils cleaned regularly, here’s what you should know.

Evaporator Coils

What Are Evaporator Coils?

The fact that your air conditioner can create cool air on a 100-degree day is pretty amazing, and it’s all thanks to the components inside it. In particular, the refrigerant, evaporator, and condenser coils in your AC play some of the most important roles.

Your AC creates cool air by using refrigerant and these coils to cool the air and dehumidify it. The refrigerant runs through the condenser coil to the evaporator coil. The condenser coil is where the air is warmer since the heat hasn’t been absorbed and the evaporator coil is where the resulting cool air is delivered to your room after the refrigerant absorbs the heat. If your evaporator coil fails, you won’t get that cool blast of air from your AC.

Cleaning Evaporator Coils

With summer on the horizon, now is a good time to make sure your AC unit is good to go. The best thing you can do for your HVAC system has seasonal maintenance done by an HVAC company. This maintenance should be done during the spring and fall as these are low-demand times when it’s important to prepare your HVAC system for the impending high-demand seasons.

Cleaning a dirty evaporator coil should be a part of your seasonal maintenance if you want your AC to last a long time. The components inside your AC tend to get dirty over time, and they may eventually get so dirty that they fail. Having a professional clean your AC unit and check to make sure there aren’t any developing problems may cost a bit of money, but it can save you on repair costs in the long run. Plus, you don’t have to worry about dealing with the sweltering heat this summer with no AC to help.

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Make the Call

If you want to take good care of your AC, seasonal maintenance is a must. At B&W Heating & Cooling, we can service just about any brand of AC to keep it clean and running smoothly. Give us a call to find out more or schedule an appointment today.