In order to provide cool, comfortable homes and businesses, air conditioners feature many components that work in harmony. You can get a clearer understanding of how it works and how to better identify the problems the air conditioner can have when you are familiar with the basic parts of the air conditioner. Though there are quite a few parts, today, we at Hal Mechanical would like to highlight one of the primary components of the air conditioner, the air conditioning evaporator.
Function of an Air Conditioner Evaporator
In most air conditioning units, the evaporator is located inside the top of the system and is compromised of many coils. From the condenser, refrigerant enters the evaporator in liquid form. Once the liquid refrigerant enters the evaporator, it is met with low pressure. This gas then absorbs heat from the surrounding air. As the heat is absorbed, the inside of your home is cool. Only to repeat its cycle from here, the gas refrigerant returns to the condenser. Without the evaporator within the air conditioner unit, it would be impossible for your air conditioning system to cool the air in your home. By changing the refrigerant into its gas form, the evaporator allows the refrigerant to absorb the heat within your home.
How Often Should AC Evaporator Coils Be Cleaned?
It is important to remember that your evaporator works very hard to keep your home cool, so it is frequently required to have a bit of maintenance to run smoothly. The first step is keeping the evaporator clean because the coils can trap dirt which will then prevent the absorption of heat. This should be done throughout the year, even in winter. When the moisture evaporator freezes the efficiency is limited.
What Happens when an AC Evaporator Becomes Dirty or Blocked?
1) Cold Air is not Being Produced by AC system. One of the first symptoms of a potential problem with the evaporator is not having cool air. If the evaporator temperature switch fails or has any issues that causes it to send an incorrect signal to the AC system, the system’s ability to produce cold air affect.
2) AC Temperature is Fluctuating. An issue with the evaporator is often indicated with fluctuating temperatures from the AC system. If in the event the evaporator temperature sensor sends an incorrect or erratic signal to the computer, it can cause the AC temperature to behave erratically. The temperature may suddenly alternate between cold and warm, resulting in additional strain on the compressor, and consistently less cool cabin temperatures.
3) Inactive AC Compressor. When an AC compressor that won’t activate is a possible problem with the evaporator temperature sensor. The performance of the air conditioner unit is affected by the condition of the compressor should the evaporator fail.
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You should call Hal Mechanical for diagnosis and repairs should you suspect a problem with the evaporator, or the air conditioner is not operating to its full potential. Our experts are readily available to provide quality repairs as well as maintenance, installation, and replacement services. Call us today!