Are you getting warm air instead of cold coming from the vents? Does your AC turn on then off? Do you hear hissing, banging or clanging sounds coming from your air conditioner? The problem could be your evaporator coil. Fortunately, you have a team of pros on your side for timely evaporator coil repair or replacement. Give us a call today for fast, accurate solutions in the Mentor, OH area.
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The Purpose of an Evaporator Coil
Your central AC system has two coils: the condenser coil and the evaporator coil. Both coils are essential for your AC’s operation. The evaporator coil sits in the air handler and contains the refrigerant sent in by the compressor. When the warm air from your house flows over these coils, they suck out the heat, which makes the air cool and your family comfortable.
Signs Your Evaporator Coil Is Going Bad
The evaporator coil is essential to the function of your central AC system and the comfort of your family. When the evaporator coil fails, your AC is less efficient, and you don’t get the cold, refreshing air you desire. If you notice any of the following signs, call us for AC evaporator coil service right away.
- Warm air blows out of the vents
- Your AC turns on and off quickly without cooling the house
- You hear strange grinding or squealing sounds
- There is moisture around the indoor unit
- Your AC won’t come on
All of the above are signs of a failing evaporator coil, and the sooner you replace it, the sooner you and your family can return to living in comfort.
If you don’t have ductwork, but still want the benefits of cold air in the house, check out our ductless mini split AC system services.
Is It Better to Repair or Replace Your Evaporator Coil?
Most homeowners would rather repair an appliance than replace it. Repairing often means less out of pocket costs and quicker turnaround time. However, sometimes replacement makes more sense, and here are the times when it’s more beneficial to you to replace your evaporator coil than repair it.
- Cost: If the cost of repairing is ⅓ or ½ the price of a new unit, a new one that will last makes more sense.
- Rating: If the SEER rating on your current coil is 12 or lower, replacing it is more cost-effective.
- Age: If your AC is over ten years old, replacement makes more economic sense.
- Warranty: If the manufacturer’s warranty has expired, you’re better off getting a new coil.
If you’re unsure which direction to turn, call us and let us examine your evaporator coil and recommend the best, most economical way forward.