[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:38px|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:900%20bold%20regular%3A900%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]When your evaporator coil components begin to give out you may notice that your HVAC system is not able to work properly. The air conditioner’s evaporator coil is essential in taking heat from the air and making it cool. When this component malfunctions you may need to replace the coil. Knowing the signs of a bad evaporator coil is the first step to ensure that your air conditioning system is working properly.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3033″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]
What Does the Evaporator Coil Do?
Your AC system has a few main components, with one of those being an evaporator coil. This coil is essential in the process of absorbing heat and turning it into cooled air. This process allows you to enjoy comfortable indoor air as a result.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Coiled piping contains liquid refrigerant. This then converts to a low-pressure gas. As the warm air from your home passes over the evaporator coil, it is able to extract the heat from the air. The air is then cooled, which also causes moisture to condense and reduces humidity in the home through the condensate line. Finally, the refrigerant travels from the evaporator coil through to the indoor unit. The cooled air will be blown into the home and blown through the air duct system.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
Signs of Damaged Evaporator Coil Components
If you have noticed a decrease in the performance of your AC unit, then you might also be experiencing comfort issues inside your home.
Being able to notice the signs of damaged evaporator coil components is the first step in diagnosing your problem. These signs include:
- Despite being set to a low temperature, the air coming from the vents is warm
- HVAC system turns on and off frequently, but the temperature does not change
- The air conditioner does not turn on
- You have noticed a refrigerant leak near components of the indoor cooling system components
- Unusual noises (such as banging or hissing) are heard coming from the cooling system
If you are still unsure of why you are experiencing trouble with your HVAC system, then an HVAC professional can come to take a look and give you insight.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
Common Evaporator Coil Repairs
Evaporator coils often suffer from a few common issues. This is often a simple fix and can be fixed by replacing a component in your HVAC system. If you notice trouble concerning your heating or air conditioning system, one of these issues may be the culprit.
- Dirty air filter
- Dirty evaporator coil
- Evaporator coil leak
- Frozen evaporator coil
In the case of one of these common issues, you may simply need an annual cooling system tune-up. This will also include a coil cleaning service, to ensure your evaporator coil stays in good working condition.
Be sure to perform regular filter changes as well. This will ensure that your system has access to enough airflow for the evaporator coil to work properly. If you notice a frozen or leaking evaporator coil, it’s time to call an HVAC professional immediately.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
Why is My Evaporator Coil Leaking?
As your evaporator coil works, the interior lining can wear down due to erosion. Eventually, this weakens the metal part of the coil. In addition, in some cases, the outer lining can also experience corrosion. This leads to the coil being weaker and making the coil more prone to leaks.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
When Should I Replace My Evaporator Coil?
Experiencing a bad evaporator coil can be frustrating. When you find that a leak is the culprit of your problem, you will be faced with two options. Either to repair the coil or contact an HVAC company to replace your coil. Some cooling systems require simple steps to fix an air handler, similar to a heat pump. Other leaks are not as simple.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Replace vs. Repair
When you notice a refrigerant leak in your evaporator coil, replacement is typically the preferred option. This is because the cost to repair the coil is typically more expensive than the cost to replace it. Repair also comes with the added cost of recharging the system with refrigerant.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
Call Rahn Industries for All Your HVAC Needs
Whether you have noticed your evaporator coil is leaking, or you aren’t quite sure if the signs add up, we can help you. Rahn Industries specializes in replacement coils and improving the overall longevity of your HVAC equipment.[/vc_column_text][vc_cta h2=”Get a Quote” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Request Quote” btn_color=”danger” btn_i_align=”right” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-angle-right” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_el_class=”popmake-contact-us”]Contact us today by calling (800) 421-7070 to learn which solution will work best for you and your business. Our skilled team can provide you with options to keep your HVAC system running smoothly.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row]