Cleaning Your Air Conditioning’s Condenser and Evaporator Coils

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  • 15 Sep, 2017
Cleaning Home AC's Condenser Coils | AirCon Service Company
Your air conditioning unit is one of the most vital systems in your home, especially during the warm summer months. As such, it deserves consistent upkeep to ensure the unit operates at optimum efficiency. When you notice your energy bills skyrocketing or your unit failing to operate as well as it used to, you may feel inclined to call in the air conditioning technicians immediately. However, reduced efficiency may be a sign of something a little simpler than total system failure. Your A/C unit may just be suffering from a dirty condenser or evaporator coil. By taking steps to carefully clean and maintain your unit’s coils, you can enjoy in-home comfort all year round.

What Harm Can Dirty Coils Do?

Your unit’s condenser and evaporator coils work together to efficiently cool air and remove heat from your home. When warm air from your home is taken into the unit, the evaporator coil uses refrigerant to absorb the heat energy carried in the air. Once the heat has been removed from the air, that stored energy is shuttled to the condenser coil, which deposits it outside your home.

When either of these coils gets dirty, however, it can no longer do its job as efficiently. Dirt and dust are insulators, making heat absorption and deposition more difficult. This forces your system to work harder and expend more energy to cool the same amount of air, driving your energy bills up month-to-month. Over time, the heat-retentive dirt buildup on the coils can create a warmer operating environment for the entire unit, compromising many components that rely on remaining cool to operate efficiently and potentially causing system failure.

How Do I Keep My Coils Clean

Preventative maintenance is the most efficient and affordable way to keep your unit operating at its best.

First, check and change your air filter regularly. The filter is meant to collect airborne dust, dirt and debris to prevent it from building up on the coils. If your filter is dirty, it won’t effectively protect your unit’s coils from becoming caked in dirt as well. If your unit is running constantly, such as over the summer, changing your filter every four weeks is the best way to prevent these issues. Otherwise, changing your filter every other month should do the trick.

You can also manually clean the more accessible condenser coils on your own once a month. Locate the external vent on the outer walls of your home and gently spray the coil with clean water. The coil is fragile, so refrain from using powerful streams of water.

Annual professional maintenance calls are vital to ensuring your unit operates efficiently. Your HVAC technician will clean your coils and ducts to prevent dirt buildup and promote energy efficiency all year round.

Air Conditioning Maintenance, Repair and Replacement Services in Houston, TX

During the summer, life is simply miserable without an efficiently running air conditioning unit. Save your money and sanity by cleaning and maintaining your unit year round. Houston residents can trust their HVAC systems to the experts at AirCon Service Company for routine maintenance, repair and replacement services. Contact us online or call 281-488-4357 to schedule your maintenance service today!

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Anyone who has worked in an office environment knows how chilly the workspace can get for, seemingly, no reason at all. Blasting the air conditioning is often regarded as just another standard trait of an office building that its employees have to endure. You don’t have to let your office’s air conditioning zeal stamp out your ability to concentrate and be productive, though! Boost your motivation and accuracy at work by ensuring you have all the tools you need to keep warm at your desk.

Why Does My Office Cubicle Feel More Like an Ice Cube-icle?

Offices are, more often than not, utterly freezing most days. Although tracking down the nearest thermostat may seem like a great idea, many companies may be particularly picky about their employees fiddling with their air conditioning. The tendency toward arctic temperatures is actually due to real building regulations, though that doesn’t necessarily mean this particular practice is still relevant in this day and age.

The reason most offices blast their AC all year long is because of building regulations from the 1960s and 70s. These recommended a chilly office temperature to offset the warmth of a full business suit because men still made up the bulk of the workforce at the time.

Because these outrageously dated regulations don’t work for today’s workforce, various studies have been conducted to pinpoint the most comfortable and productive temperature for the 21st-century office environment. Cornell University’s study found that accuracy improved and motivation increased when the temperature was raised to 68 to 77 degrees.1

So, why do offices continue to stick to their 40-year-old regulations if they know they don’t work? Upper management in companies is typically filled with people who either worked during the 60s and 70s or were taught by those who did. They’ve adhered to certain rules for decades and see little point in changing. In short, old habits die hard.

Great Ways to Keep Warm at Work

Even if your company’s management refuses to turn the dial on their air conditioning, staying warm in a freezing office is easier than you may think. If you find it’s difficult to focus due to the cold, it may be time to take a brisk stroll around the building or to the break room. Any amount of movement can increase your heart rate and pump blood to the chilly areas of your body, such as your fingers and toes. For extra warmth when you’re seated, you can bring in a sweater or scarf to keep at your desk when the cold is too much.

Some employees may raise the bar even more by keeping heated slippers or fingerless gloves at their desk. Though you may be unable to walk around the office in house slippers all day, snuggling up at your desk is a great way to feel warmer when you have to remain still.

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Your home’s temperature is even more important if your office feels like the North Pole. You rely on it to provide comfort when you’re free of the freezing grip of the workplace. Houston residents can maintain the perfect temperature all year round with maintenance and upgrade services from the air conditioning experts at AirCon Service Company. To schedule your next service, contact us online or call 281-488-4357.

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