Your Air Conditioner is Slow to Cool
Have you noticed your home getting cool, but not as quickly as it used to? This can be a good sign that your evaporator coil is dirty. When dust and dirt begin to stick on that coil, it acts as an insulator. It makes it more difficult for it to draw heat from the air as it is passed over it. The air will still get cooled, but it will take some time.
Rise in Energy Bills
As a dirty evaporator coil takes longer to cool the air, your air conditioner runs longer. The obvious byproduct of this is a rise in energy bills. The worse it gets, the higher your bill will become. Anything outside of your usual range should be eyed with suspicion.
Water and Ice Around the Unit
The ultimate issue that will happen if an evaporator coil becomes too dirty is that it will start to freeze. This ice will then melt or break off and you may see it around the unit. Anytime you see an abundance of water around your air conditioner is a reason to call a professional out to investigate.
Unfortunately, a dirty evaporator coil is not something you should be cleaning yourself. The issue is that too much force can cause big damage that will lead to an expensive replacement. It is best that if you notice any issues to call a professional with JR Perkins Heating & Cooling.
JR Perkins Heating & Cooling is the first heating and air conditioning company in the East Valley, servicing the Phoenix area, specifically Scottsdale. To learn more, please visit our website at www.JRPerkins.com.