Your HVAC system’s operation, particularly the cooling process, depends heavily on the condenser coils. These are typically made of copper or aluminum and form the structure of the coil. They are in charge of dissipating heat that has been absorbed from the interior air to the outside as refrigerant flows through them.
To keep your system running efficiently and effectively, the condenser coils must be properly cared for and maintained.These coils can collect dirt, dust, and debris over time, which makes your system work harder, use more energy, and maybe break down. If you don’t have regular maintenance scheduled for your HVAC system, we are going to tell you how to DIY!
When you get ready to clean your system’s coils, the first thing you want to do is turn off the system’s power. After carefully removing any large debris, use a soft brush or a specialist coil cleaner to get rid of any lingering dirt. When cleaning, take care not to harm the delicate fins. These are the thin metal pieces attached to the coil tubes. They work to increase the surface area for heat exchange. The fins help improve the efficiency of heat transfer by allowing more air to come into contact with the coil.
Lastly, make sure the area around the condenser unit is clear of debris, vegetation, and other objects that may restrict airflow. Proper airflow is the key to optimizing the coils’ performance. Regular professional maintenance, at least annually, can also extend the lifespan of your HVAC system and prevent major issues.
Quigley offers three levels of maintenance care plans, all of which include a routine inspection twice a year. They can detect potential problems early before they become costly repairs. Call Quigley today or schedule your appointment online for fast and courteous service from one of our professional technicians.