The Cool is in the Coils
As summer fast approaches, home and business owners everywhere will be reaching for the controls to the air conditioner portion of their respective heating and cooling system. Right? Right.
Quick question: What are you doing for your annual HVAC “checkup”? Are you locked into a service plan yet? Yes? GREAT. No? Well, consider it…
Part of that maintenance, especially at this time of year, will be the proper cleaning of the coils that literally “fuel the cool” in your home or office. This is imperative the efficient operative function of your HVAC system – Especially if you live in a more metro area like Boston for instance. The higher amount of potential contaminants in the air, the more buildup is likely to have accumulated on the coils of your air conditioning apparatus.
How do you save money as a home or business owner by keeping the coils clean?
Well, for one, clean coils prevent the overworking of your entire system due to importune grit, grime, and dust. In the long run, this literally helps add to the longevity of your HVAC environment and helps you to avoid system failure – which can (and will) result in a costly repair or the need for completely new heating and cooling system.
Another cost savings that stems from keeping a proactive “cleanly” approach to coils is the immediate cost savings you’ll experience in monthly utility bills. When dirty coils are forced to overwork to achieve optimal performance, more energy is being used. Simple premise. If your air conditioner’s coils are not thoroughly cleaned every year (and in some cases, monthly, depending on your location), you will experience discomfort in your home or office and your energy bills will inevitably be through the roof…
What are your air conditioner’s coils?
Fair question. Perhaps we should have started here, but alas, better late than never, right? In short, the air conditioning portion of your HVAC system contains two sets of coils:
- Evaporator coils. The evaporator coils are located in the indoor portion of the cooling solution and are responsible for “absorbing” heat from your home or office’s air and transferring it to the refrigerant element that carries it out of your home.
- Condenser coils. The condenser coils are typically located in the outdoor portion of your air conditioner. The condenser coils are responsible for “dumping the heat from the refrigerant element to the air outside.
To a large degree, the coils contained in your HVAC system are tucked inside the system, and, to be honest, are difficult to effectively access and clean on your own. And if you’re a business owner (or manager), you don’t want to be tinkering around with the HVAC system while you should be focusing on other aspects of the business. That’s why we’re here. Cleaning air conditioner coils is a job that’s best left to your friendly service contractor such as the team here at Suburban Companies. Remember that maintenance plan we mentioned before? Well, think about it. This is part of that service. Our goal is to make sure your HVAC system is firing at an optimal level so that your comfort is at a maximum.
Once you’ve got us locked in, you’re free to Take Comfort.
Here’s to the sunny days ahead, and total comfort in your home and/or office!