What Do Evaporator and Condenser Coils Actually Do?You’ve seen our blogs mention “whole-house wellness” because we offer HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) service and we also offer plumbing services. Clean air, clean water . . . a wellness lifestyle for your home and family is our family’s goal!

Evaporator coils are one of two major components of an A/C system. HVAC systems use evaporator coils to absorb air’s heat and send it back into the home – through the ducts – as cold air. The condenser coils release that heat that is absorbed by the refrigerant. Clean condenser coils can keep your A/C unit running efficiently while also providing better air.

Your Evaporator and Condenser Coil – the Clean Team

One of the ways to lessen the risk of HVAC emergency repair is maintenance, and your evaporator and condenser coils need to be kept free of dirt and dust. Depending on your HVAC unit’s location, that can be a challenge.

Our homes are better sealed, which means corrosion-causing particles can get trapped inside, damaging your evaporator coils. Your condenser coils are easier. In-between your regular HVAC maintenance visits, here’s how to clean your condenser coils:

  1. Turn the thermostat/main power off.
  2. Remove leaves/debris from the outside of the unit.
  3. Remove the top of the unit and carefully place it where the fan blades/wiring won’t be damaged.
  4. Vacuum dirt and debris out of the bottom of the unit. Using the brush attachment, very gently vacuum the fins. Use an up-and-down motion; vacuuming across the fins can bend them.
  5. Spray the outside of the fins with a coil cleaner or detergent/water mixture and wait 5 minutes. Avoid directly spraying the fan motor.
  6. Re-assemble and turn the main power switch on.
  7. If you hear anything, call 281.651.5484 or 936.271.2030 as soon as possible.

Bradbury Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning

If you think your A/C’s evaporator and condenser coil system is important, you’re right! It’s only one of many things we check during your HVAC Tune-Up. We offer lots of incentives to our friends and neighbors to keep your HVAC system running efficiently, even a “membership.”

To paraphrase Amex™, membership has its privileges! Just ask.