Signs It’s Time to Clean Your HVAC Coil

Could the coils inside your HVAC units be filthy with dirt, dust, and other buildups? Here are the top signs that it’s time to have the heating and cooling coils professionally cleaned.

  • Poor Performance: When dirt and other pollutants build up on condenser coils, there will be a barrier between the air and the refrigerant in the coils that provides heat transfer. Due to this limited heat transfer, your HVAC appliances won’t cool your home properly.
  • Visible Buildup: Outdoor units may have visible buildup on the sides of the unit. Outdoor units are constantly exposed to outdoor pollutants, and you may even find large buildup like leaves and grass stuck to the appliance. This is a clear sign that the unit’s coils need to be cleaned.
  • High Energy Bills: Because the condenser coils help cool air, dirty coils will be less effective, and your air conditioner will have to work harder to reach the target temperature on your thermostat. HVAC appliances will burn more energy to produce the same results, causing a spike in your energy bills.
  • Breakdown: What if your HVAC appliances don’t work at all? Prolonged periods of straining and overworking to produce cool air can increase the likelihood of the unit breaking down. Hiring an HVAC maintenance professional to clean the unit before it completely breaks down can save you money.

Cleaning a condenser coil is more complex than it sounds. Handling the internal components of HVAC machinery is a job for a professional. Call Gainesville Mechanical for all of your heating and cooling needs, including maintenance, tune-ups, repairs, installation, and upgrades. We even offer plumbing services. We have proudly served Northern Georgia homes and businesses for many years and offer specials on many of our services, as well as accurate quotes and fair pricing rates that can’t be beaten. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you keep home and commercial HVAC systems running smoothly.

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