When your air conditioner isn’t providing the cooling you and your family need to be comfortable; you can count on the certified professionals at Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been in the industry since 1993, and residents trust us because we’re locally owned and operated.
You can count on us, whether it’s air conditioner repair, routine maintenance, or a total system replacement.
Contact us today for more information or a free estimate on your AC replacement.
Santa Maria AC Evaporator Coil Repair
Your air conditioner’s evaporator coil is a vital component in the system’s cooling process. And when it malfunctions, you can’t get the comfort you desire.
Let’s look at the evaporator coil’s role and what can go wrong.
Contrary to what many people think, an air conditioner doesn’t technically produce cold air. What’s happening is the system removes heat from the air, making it cold through refrigerants and evaporation. As your household air passes over the evaporator coil, it extracts heat to lower the temperature. The refrigerant travels to the outdoor unit, where the cold air is pumped back into the home through the ducts. So, if the evaporator coil is damaged, dirty, or malfunctioning, you don’t get cold air.
Now that you know how essential the evaporator coil is to the cooling process let’s look at the signs that something is wrong.
- The air coming from the vents is warm
- Your air conditioner starts and frequently stops before providing the desired temperature
- Your air conditioner won’t turn on
- You have a refrigerant leak
- Your air conditioner is making strange hissing noises
There are many reasons why your evaporator coil might malfunction, including:
- A dirty air filter
- A dirty evaporator coil
- The evaporator coil is leaking
- The evaporator coil is frozen
One of the best ways to prevent evaporator coil and general air conditioner problems is to schedule annual maintenance from a certified HVAC professional to keep the system clean and in tune.
Evaporator Coil Replacement
If it’s the evaporator coil causing your AC problems, you’re faced with deciding whether to repair or replace it, and it’s not as cut and dry as you might think.
Over time, the interior lining of the coil wears out from erosion, causing the metal to weaken. Once corrosion sets in, it will eventually affect the outer metal, making the coil more likely to develop refrigerant leaks.
If your evaporator coil is leaking, we recommend replacing it because it’s usually less expensive than a repair. Plus, repairs typically aren’t a long-lasting solution, and you’ll have to replace the coil eventually.
Call the trusted experts at Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning when you need AC evaporator coil repair.
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Trusted Air Conditioner Repair in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties
You won’t ever have to suffer through a scorching summer again when you call the AC pros at Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Our certified technicians service most major brands and can solve any cooling problem you have. Whether in your home or office, we have the perfect cooling solution for you. And, because we’re a locally owned and operated HVAC contractor, you can expect a level of customer service you can’t get with the national chains.