What Is An Evaporator Coil?

A: The evaporator coil is the part of the system where heat is removed from the conditioned space. So you have air flowing through the return air ducts of your system and it runs through the coil. The compressor outside sends refrigerant in liquid form up to the evaporator coil where evaporation happens. It’s an […]

What Happens When Your Evaporator Coil Is Dirty?

A: When the evaporator coil is dirty, a couple of things happen. If debris gets in there, it’s going to reduce airflow and slow down the rate at which air flows thru the coil. So, it’s going to compromise cooling, humidity control. Eventually, it can overwork the compressor and the blower motor, causing them to […]

Can You Replace An AC Coil?

A: We do it often, there are two coils in the system. You have an evaporator coil up in the attic and a condenser coil at the condensing unit that goes around the compressor. Once an evaporator coil fails or springs a leak—repairing it usually causes too much damage. It compromises the usable area of […]

What If Your HVAC System Is 10 Years Or Older?

A: After 10 years, that’s when most manufacturers’ warranties expire. So, at that point, any major repairs or replacement of main components become very expensive. So, return on investment is very low, or non-existent at that point. So, if your system has reached that age and you’re faced with either a malfunctioning compressor, burnout, or […]

What If Your Humidity In Your Home Is Abnormally High?

A: There’s several reasons why it could be high. It could be an HVAC system that’s underperforming to where the surface of the evaporator coil is not reaching the temperature ideal for removing moisture. Another could be, that maybe the system installed was oversized. Somebody didn’t run a heat load calculation on the home and […]

Why Is My Air Conditioning System Freezing Up?

A: There are different reasons why your system can freeze up. The most common is a system that has a refrigerant leak. It will run so long without cycling off, that the surfaces inside the coil will get so cold they turn into an ice block. This can lead to a lot of problems including […]

The Dreaded Dirty Sock Syndrome

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Dirty Sock Syndrome sounds like an affliction of teenage boys, something parents wrestle with while trying to find detergents to brighten their laundry to the greatest degree. Or, it sounds like something fabricated, as though it were not an actual problem at all. However, you will know the sneaky Dirty Sock Syndrome by its most […]