Condenser Coil Cleaning Services in Paso Robles, CA and Surrounding Areas
Condenser coils play one of the biggest roles in an air conditioner’s cooling process. But because those coils are located outside, they are susceptible to dirt buildup over time. If you don’t do anything to keep your coils clean, your air conditioner can encounter some very serious problems. Straight Line Heating and Cooling has the expertise to be your go-to service provider. From new system installation to cleaning, our service technicians bring you all the services you need for dependable comfort.
What Are Condenser Coils?
Before we talk about what happens when your condenser coils are dirty, let’s take a second to explain what exactly condenser coils are. Condenser coils are located in your air conditioner’s outdoor unit. Refrigerant, which carries heat from inside your home, travels through the condenser coils. As your outdoor unit blows air over the condenser coils, the heat from the refrigerant is transferred to the air outside, effectively removing the heat from your home.
How Do Condenser Coils Get Dirty?
- Your home won’t cool properly. When dirt builds up on your condenser coils, it produces a layer on the coils that acts as a barrier between the air that’s blown over the coils and the heat inside the refrigerant that flows through them. This makes it harder for heat to transfer from the coils to the air outside, which means that heat will not be adequately removed from your home. If your home is not staying as cool as you’d like, dirty condenser coils might be to blame.
- Your energy bills will be high. Because dirty condenser coils make it difficult for your air conditioner to cool your home, you system will have to work much harder and longer to try and compensate. This leads to high cooling bills because your system will have to consume much more energy than usual.
- Your system might break down. Any time that your air conditioner has to work harder than normal, the chances of it breaking down greatly increase.
How Can You Keep Your Condenser Coils Clean?
The best way to keep your condenser coils clean is to schedule an air conditioner tune-up every year. During your tune-up, we’ll perform a full-system cleaning, which includes a thorough cleaning of your condenser coils. These coils are hard to access, which is why this is a job that’s best left to a professional.
If you have any questions about dirty condenser coils, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact us today.