Most Dayton area homeowners don’t give a second thought to their air conditioners let alone the mechanics of the system until something goes wrong. However, your AC gives off signs that you shouldn’t ignore that tell you it’s headed for a breakdown. When you notice that something isn’t right with your AC unit, call Ed Rike Plumbing, Heating & Air to schedule a checkup.
An AC refrigerant leak puts your entire family in danger. Call us if you see moisture around your air conditioner.
How Dirty Evaporator Coils Can Damage Your AC
Chances are, you don’t know what the evaporator coil is or what it does, but regular cleaning and maintenance of this crucial part is vital to ensure it your system performs as it should and runs efficiently. Here are some of the most common problems a dirty evaporator coil causes.
- Poor Cooling - When dirt builds up on the evaporator coils, the AC doesn’t put out the cold air as it should.
- AC Won’t Shut Off - The thermostat tells your AC that it’s time to turn on and shut off, but dirty evaporator coils can cause the system to run non-stop. An AC that won’t shut off reduces its lifespan.
- Frozen Coil - Dirt restricts the amount of heat the coil absorbs, causing condensation and eventually ice. When coils freeze, it leads to system breakdown and expensive repairs.
Call Ed Rike Plumbing, Heating & Air in the Dayton, OH, area for expert AC coil cleaning.
How to Tell That You Need a New Evaporator Coil Installation
The evaporator coil absorbs heat from the house so your air conditioner can pump out cold air to keep everyone comfortable. However, like any machine part, the evaporator coil wears out with usage. Below are the most common signs telling you that you may need evaporator coil replacement.
- Warm air blows out from the vents
- You notice squealing or banging sounds
- There is fluid leaking
- The air conditioner either runs constantly or won’t turn on
Call us if you notice any of the above problems and let us help you decide if you need a repair or if a replacement coil is warranted.
Whatever your Dayton AC system needs, you can rely on Ed Rike Plumbing, Heating & Air for expert air conditioner repairs.
Repairing or Replacing an Evaporator Coil
Most of us prefer to repair our AC systems rather than replace them because of the hassle and expense. However, there are times when replacement is the better option. Consider these factors when deciding whether to repair or replace your AC evaporator coil.
- If the coil is no longer under the manufacturer’s warranty, it may be more economical to replace the part
- If the cost of repairing your evaporator coil is ⅓ to ½ the price of a replacement, get a new one
- If your unit is over seven years old, replace it
If you’re still unsure in which direction to take, call one of our expert technicians and let them assess your system to help you make a decision.