Symptoms of a Dirty Coil

January 12, 2020

Cleanliness is key when it comes to heating and cooling your home affordably and efficiently. In addition to cleaning and routinely replacing your air filter, your HVAC system’s evaporator coil also needs attention. If you’ve never looked at your evaporator coil, the following symptoms indicate that it’s likely time for a cleaning.

Reduced Effectiveness

One of the first signs of a dirty coil you may notice is your air conditioner suddenly become less effective at cooling your home. Dust and grime diminish the evaporator coil’s ability to remove heat from the air. At Southern Comfort Mechanical, we’ve seen this problem all too often during our service calls. If your air conditioner no longer cools as it once did, contact our Lewisville-based technicians for a routine inspection and maintenance service.

Higher Energy Bill

If your energy bill suddenly increases in a way that is not proportionate to seasonal changes or other changes in usage, the culprit may be a dirty coil. When an evaporator coil becomes caked in dust and debris, your HVAC system must work harder to cool your home. As a result, your system consumes more energy. This will ultimately lead to an increase in your energy bill.

Frozen Coil

A dirty coil may result in a mechanical breakdown due to a condition known as frozen coil. Because buildup prevents the coil from pulling heat from the air, condensation may accumulate on the coil. If the coil freezes, you will need a licensed technician to come out and repair your air conditioner. Such issues generally cannot be fixed via a DIY project.

Licensed HVAC Professionals in the Lewisville Area

Our licensed, friendly, competent HVAC technicians are available to provide all the services you need to efficiently and comfortably heat and cool your home. Count on us for HVAC maintenance, repairs, installations and more. Call [company name] in Lewisville to learn more about how you can keep your HVAC system clean and running efficiently.

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