An air conditioner usually consists of two coils:
A> Indoor coil or evaporator coil or cold coil:
It cools the indoor air by absorbing heat in the surrounding environment.
B> Outdoor coil or condenser coil or warm coil:
The heat absorbed in the indoor coil is propagated out to the outdoor coil and finally blow out from the surface of the latter by the use of a fan.
Why AC Coil Cleaning Is Required?
Atmospheric air contains dust, dirt, humidity and the allergy causing pollen. Due to regular use of the air conditioner these contaminants keep settling on the surface of the coil and reduce their efficiency. The evaporator coil including the pan can get polluted by bio-contaminants present in the air like mold spores and pollen, thus posing a threat to the quality of air supplied. The moisture in the air aids in developing a favorable environment for mold and bacteria to grow.
How Often An AC Coil Should Be Cleaned?
Coil cleaning schedule should be followed right from when a Fort Lauderdale air conditioner is new thus avoiding impairment of the coils at an early date. It is recommended cleaning an ac coil, used in normal conditions – four times a year and in cases where the air conditioner is exposed to more vulnerabilities, coil cleaning should be done on monthly basis.
Note: Easy to open panels on the air conditioner will pave the way to easy access to the coils, aiding in actual cleaning when required.
Coil cleaning can be done based on its condition and requirement, by using one or more of the following ways:
a. Using pressure washers.
b. Blowing compressed air.
c. Using a brush with soft bristles.
d. In some cases mild detergent solution with rinsing may be used.
e. In cases of hard deposits – strong solvents or cleaning solutions are used.
f. Low pressure steam is used.
g. Garden type spray pumps – containing chemical foam can be used.
Remember “Prevention is better than cure” – so do keep the ac coils clean with Fort Lauderdale HVAC service and enjoy clean air.