Summer may be the time for fun and games, but it is also the time when people put their cooling systems through their heaviest usage. To ensure the system performs properly, it pays to have an experienced HVAC Technician test and inspect the unit thoroughly. An HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system typically comes in two cabinets with the condensing unit in the outdoor container and the furnace, air exchange and blower in the interior cabinet. This allows the condensing system to release the heat outdoors and cool the building.
An HVAC works by compressing a refrigerant which causes a state change in the chemical. This change allows the refrigerant to accumulate heat as it passes through the evaporator coil. The process of heat exchange cools the metal of the coil which then has air pumped through it to pass that coolness to the rest of the building. There are various places where problems can occur. For instance, the evaporator coil could become clogged or dirty and block the flow of air. This situation can quickly reduce the efficiency of the air conditioner and the quality of the treated air.
The solution to a dirty evaporator coil is to have an HVAC Technician thoroughly clean it. This job isn’t always easy because the coil is typically situated where it is difficult to reach at least some portion of it. To ensure the problem is handled properly, the technician will need to remove the refrigerant from the system, pull out the coil and clean it in an acid bath. This process removes any grime that has accumulated on the metal.
Another important step in improving air quality is cleaning the system intake, air exchange, ducts and vents. These areas of an HVAC are subject to accumulating household oils and odors from cooking, pets or simply living there. As the HVAC is used, these odors are constantly recycled through the home and affecting the quality of the air inside. Cleaning the system isn’t always a part of regular air conditioning service, so it is important to discuss this concern with the contractor. To learn more about HVAC systems contact the experts at Teddy Bear Services.
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