Coil Cleaning your A/C unit in St. Pete, Clearwater or Largo
Is it really necessary? In a word, yes! Keeping the evaporator and condenser coils of an air conditioning system clean and free of foreign materials can do more to maintain operating efficiency and increase equipment life than any other maintenance procedure.
As a matter of fact, a regularly scheduled coil cleaning will help keep your equipment running longer and more efficiently.
The coils are where the system provides for the actual transfer of heat. Anything that insulates against heat transfer robs the system of its efficiency, ultimately increasing operating cost, and the likelihood of equipment failure. Just about everything that contacts the coil surface can have an insulating effect. Dirt, grease, dust, corrosion, cigarette smoke, and even bacteria and other microorganisms can act as an insulating barrier. All of these things must be removed for the system to perform efficiently.
Most condenser coils are exposed to the elements, including direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, leaves, dust, and dirt. Grass clippings, lawn mower bumps, and weed whackers all serve to damage and inhibit the operating efficiency of condenser coils as well.
Evaporator coils are almost always indoors, but they need to be cleaned as well. With nearly all the air in a building passing through these coils, they are repeatedly exposed to everything in that air. Even with good filtration, there can be a substantial buildup of dust particles, grease, and smoke. Anything floating in the air small enough to get past the filter will build up on the evaporator coils.
By regularly maintaining and cleaning the evaporator and condenser coils, your system will operate much more efficiently.