Symptoms of a Dirty Coil

Dirty CoilOne of the most important components of any air conditioner or heat pump is the evaporator coil that cools the air. When it gets dirty, you can run into all sorts of problems. For this reason, it is useful to know whether or not your coil is clean. You cannot see your coil easily because it is sitting inside the metal covering of your unit, but you can look for these signs of a dirty coil.

Ineffective Cooling

The first sign of a dirty coil that the average homeowner notices will most likely be that their home is not as cool as it should be. A dirty coil keeps your machine from working properly, so you will notice that your home is often hot. Even if the machine runs for a long period of time, your house still may not reach the temperature you set the thermostat at.

Dirt on Your Coil

Of course, the most obvious sign of a dirty coil is a thick layer of dirt, dust and other gunk on your evaporator coil. However, finding your coil can be quite tricky. It is typically deep inside the system, so you may want to ask your Breeze Air Conditioning service tech to show you how to locate your coil during your next Palm Desert service visit. Dirt can also cause your coil to freeze over, so be sure to look for ice on the coil.

Unusually High Bills

It is easy to miss some of the subtle signs of a dirty coil like a machine that runs slightly longer than usual. However, most homeowners can spot a problem when they look at their regular utility bill. Since the HVAC system is running more than it used to, you will find that your bills get higher.

If you notice one or more of these signs, it might be time to call Breeze Air Conditioning in Palm Desert. In addition to helping with air conditioner maintenance, our experienced technicians can also repair and install heaters or air conditioners. Get the help you need by giving us a call now.

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