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Evaporator Coil Cleaning: Is It Really That Important?

Evaporator Coil Cleaning: Is It Really That Important?

Evaporator Coil Cleaning: Is It Really That Important?

We expect a lot from our air conditioners here in Houston. The high temperatures can be brutal, and not just in the summer. The AC runs for the majority of the year, so what would you do if yours broke down?

Air conditioners are costly to replace, but maintaining one is less expensive and can make it last longer. The first step to fine-tuning your AC is to get professional evaporator coil cleaning every year. Here’s why it’s important and what can happen if you neglect it:

What is the Evaporator Coil Cleaning?

Air conditioners contain an evaporator coil inside the unit that helps to absorb warm air inside the house and remove to outside thru condenser coil in outside unit!

Houston air quality is usually satisfactory, especially compared to other major cities. But dirt, debris, and other pollutants are still present, and these can get trapped in the evaporator coil since your AC unit circulates the air constantly. Over time, this build up on the coil will impact the functionality of your unit.

Professional HVAC techs from Lone Star Pro Services will come to your home and inspect the AC unit and evaporator coil. If necessary, our techs will clean the coil to remove any dirt buildup that could be harming your system.

It’s recommended to schedule a coil cleaning once or twice per year as part of your routine HVAC maintenance.

The Consequences of Skipping Evaporator Coil Cleanings

If you’re not keeping up with routine HVAC maintenance, you could be shortening the lifespan of your system.

When the evaporator coil is dirty, clogged, or otherwise not able to function optimally, your AC has to work harder to produce the same effects, which results in a higher energy bill. Or, in some cases, your AC can’t keep up with the cooling demands and is unable to cool your home.

If your coil is clogged it can freeze up and positive pressure in transition box will tear it apart in some cases as well as your air conditioner will stop working.

Houston summers can reach 100℉ or hotter, putting a lot of wear and tear on your system. In our area, skipping coil cleanings can not only increase your energy bill but also require you to replace your system sooner than you should have to. AC systems can cost thousands of dollars, so paying just a small fraction of this to maintain your system is much more affordable.

Is It Time for a Cleaning?

When’s the last time you had your AC unit inspected and cleaned? If it’s been longer than a year, you’re due for a professional’s help.

Lone Star Pro Service’s team of expert HVAC and Air Duct technicians perform a three-step process to help you get the most from your AC system. We start with an inspection to identify any problems and the extent of your service needs. From there, we’ll clean the evaporator coil and perform any other maintenance to keep your system running like new. And before we leave, we do a post-inspection and test to make sure that we leave your system in better condition that we found it in.

Book an appointment or reach out for a quote on HVAC maintenance services and let us help you keep your cool in Houston this summer!