This summer our handy air conditioners will be put to work, and with many of us not wanting to break a sweat while at home we will rely heavily on its service to us. For this appliance to serve us well though it has needs, and there may be good sturdy brands out there but none of them are totally resistant to damage.

Some models may last longer than most, but eventually time will come that they become susceptible to impairments. This is especially the case when a homeowner does not have their units and HVAC systems maintained properly and routinely.

Evaporator Coil

Majority of people believe that air conditioners produce cold, but in fact this is far from the truth. If you take a look at its name and analyze it long enough, you might later find out that it actually influences the air’s temperature, thus making it cool.

If you’ve ever experienced being in an area where their unit is not functioning properly then you are too familiar with the negative effects that may come if you do not pay much attention with the current condition of your AC, specifically its evaporator coil as it is one of the most essential components.

Also called the “evaporator core,” this part takes in the heat from the air, via the refrigerant found within it. Once the air is released into an area it is already cold.

Reasons To Update It

Avoid Hot Situations - If your AC has a deficient coil in place, you wouldn’t want to wait until your appliance finally gives in and stops performing the way you want it to, especially during the hottest day of this season. Every person deserves to be comfortable in their own homes.

Increase Efficiency - Over time your evaporator coil may have taken on damage or have accumulated dust and particles, decreasing its efficiency taking your AC longer to meet the desired temperature. This could result to your utility bills to rise. A new and appropriate core would do the trick and put your expenses back to normal or possibly even better.

Longer Lifespan - A lack of efficiency would mean the rate of your air conditioner’s wear and tear will soar as it tries to keep up with what’s needed of it. A replacement would help your model meet the average lifespan of 10 to 15 years, so you make the most out of your money.

Avoid Refrigerant Leaks - Throughout its service, the evaporator coil may develop a hole/s through which refrigerant may leak out. This can cause certain health complications when it is directly inhaled, such as headaches, dizziness and irritation of the eyes, ears, and throat, and vomiting. Large amounts of this can lead to death.

If a leak is found it’s important you keep your distance from it and call a technician to handle this for you.

When looking to upgrade your AC and its parts refer to a professional for advice. This is important so that you purchase quality parts which match the stipulations of your unit. Call Westshore Mechanical at (616) 449-1039 for a free initial in-house assessment.