Evaporator coils are located inside or near the air handler of an air conditioner and play an important role in your system’s cooling cycle. Also known as an indoor coil, this equipment works with the condenser coil to make your home a comfortable temperature.
Learn the benefits of an evaporator coil and how it helps your HVAC system run efficiently throughout the year.
Optimal Cooling for Your Home
The indoor coil contains the refrigerant, or coolant, which is sent in by the unit’s compressor. The refrigerant absorbs heat from the air inside of your home and releases it outdoors. Air travels over the coil, and the refrigerant heats up and evaporates. As the refrigerant circulates, hot air is moved outdoors until the indoor air cools down to a comfortable temperature.
A Perfect Fit Your Unit
The evaporator and condenser coils must be proportionate in size to keep the system running seamlessly. If the indoor coil is not the right size for your unit, the air conditioner will run longer to maintain the right temperature, which can raise utility costs. A service technician will match a new indoor coil to the size and model of your unit so you can get the most use out of your system.
Maintaining the Efficiency of Your Evaporator Coil
Caring for your HVAC products properly helps them operate efficiently. Layers of dust hinder the indoor coil’s ability to absorb heat, causing the system to use more energy to perform. A buildup of dirt can also lead to restricted airflow, leaking refrigerant, and iced over coils. Any of these issues can result in expensive repairs. During a preventative maintenance visit, our experts will inspect and clean your coils to ensure they’re in good condition.
To learn more about HVAC products and services in Stockbridge, GA, and the surrounding area, contact Jones Climate Control at (678) 210-3851.