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How Long Until I Have to Replace My Evaporator Coils?
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Your heating and air conditioning unit keeps you cool during hot summers and warm during chilly winters, but it’s likely you don’t really think about the parts of the system required to keep things climate controlled. One of the most important components of your HVAC system is the evaporator coil. Its purpose is to turn Freon into gas while absorbing heat.

If something goes wrong with the coils, you’ve got a major problem on your hands. Typically, your evaporator coil needs to be replaced every ten years; however, certain conditions would cause you to have to replace them earlier.

When to Replace Your Evaporator Coil for Your Heating and Air Conditioning Unit

You may need to replace your evaporator coil in the following situations:

• Your system is more than ten years old.
• Your system makes odd hissing or banging sounds.
• Only hot air is blowing when the air conditioning is on.
• You see signs of Freon leakage near the unit.

Caring for Your Heating and Air Conditioning Evaporator Coils

Leakage is a major cause of malfunctioning evaporator coils, but fortunately there are ways you can prevent this. One way to protect the coils is to make sure your home is well ventilated, ensuring lots of fresh air circulates throughout your home. Also, a dehumidifier can reduce the build-up of moisture.

Another tip: It’s best to reduce the use of organic chemicals, called volatile organic compounds. They are widely used in paint, wax, cosmetic, and cleaning products, and the chemicals from these products are released while they are in use.

Your heating and air conditioning system will perform more efficiently when you replace the evaporator coil, and it will lower your utility bill. If you need help with a bad evaporator coil, get in touch with our team at G+S for assistance. Whether you need repair or replacement, our experts are available to answer your questions and provide the professional service you need.

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