Looking for an AC Unit Repair or Replacement in Raleigh or surrounding areas? AirMakers Can Help.

AirMakers provides AC unit coil and condenser coil replacement and repair services in and around Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Garner, and surrounding areas. North Carolina gets really hot here in the Triangle area and your air conditioner unit has many working parts to help keep you and your family comfortable.

The evaporator coil and condenser coil are two key components when looking at the mechanicals of an AC unit. When these two components aren’t working properly, your air conditioner will struggle to function properly.

AirMakers Heating and Cooling can repair or replace your AC unit evaporator coil or condenser coil in and around the Raleigh Durham areas. Our service professionals will come out to your home or place of business and inspect and test your unit to see what exactly is or isn’t working properly. Should you need a repair or replacement, you’ll get an itemized breakdown of the cost of parts and labor.

What is the AC Unit Evaporator Coil and Why is it so Important to Your HVAC System?

Here in the Carolinas, especially in the Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and surrounding areas, avoiding an AC breakdown is high on everyone’s home priority list. Ensuring the proper function of your AC unit is paramount in the face of soaring temperatures. A crucial aspect of effective AC system maintenance is understanding its operation and potential issues, especially concerning a vital component—the evaporator coil.

Understanding the Role of the Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil plays a pivotal role in your AC system by absorbing heat from the indoor air. Typically attached to your furnace or located within the air handler, it collaborates with a condenser coil to execute the heat exchange process. It’s this collaboration and exchange of air that results in the production of cool air. It’s also one of the reasons why it’s an extremely important part within your AC system.

Operational Mechanism

Loaded with evaporated refrigerant, the evaporator coil receives liquid from the compressor through the metering device. As air is propelled through the coil by the blower fan, it traverses the coil, allowing the refrigerant to absorb heat.

Significance of a Clean Evaporator Coil

Ensuring the cleanliness and proper maintenance of your evaporator coil is essential for sustaining system efficiency. Dirty coils can elevate AC unit energy consumption by up to 30%, leading to issues such as reduced heat transfer, frozen coils, and overheating compressor. Even a little bit of dust can start to diminish the productivity of your AC unit.

Preventive Measures for Evaporator Coil Cleanliness

To enhance performance and longevity, regularly change your air filter, ideally once a month. A clogged filter can result in dirt and dust settling on the evaporator coils. Additionally, scheduling HVAC maintenance once or twice a year facilitates proper cleaning and inspection of the evaporator coil.

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What is the AC Unit Condenser Coil and Why is It so Important?

As part of the outdoor AC unit, the condenser coil is a network of tubes. However, it has one primary function and that is to release the heat from indoors. The refrigerant flows through the condenser unit as a gas, and it releases the absorbed heat back outside into the environment. So, if you have ever stood beside a working AC unit outside while it’s putting out heat, it’s the condenser coil working its magic.

Wondering how the refrigerant went from a liquid into a gas?

A little bit of science and engineering come together to make your HVAC system work properly. Your refrigerant enters the evaporator coil, which is typically located in your air handling unit inside. It goes through a series of copper tubing. The tubing is also connected to your outdoor unit. As the refrigerant travels inside, it absorbs the heat from air blowing over it. During this process, it starts to boil at room temperature. That is step one. The next step happens when moisture in the air is condensed into water on the coils. This water empties into the drain pan. So, think about how your AC reduces the humidity in your home, this is it. By removing the moisture, the temperature of the air is now cooler. The refrigerant goes from a liquid to a frigid gas state as it absorbs heat. That warmer refrigerant that absorbed the heat from your home now starts to travel to the outdoor unit. However, the warm air is expelled to the outdoor air. Finally, the refrigerant travels back inside and repeats the process.

Thinking you may have an issue with your evaporator coil or condenser coil?

As you can tell, the process of your AC unit is a bit complex. If you feel warm air blowing through your vents, or if your unit is frozen outside, give AirMakers Heating & Cooling a call.

You may have noticed one or many of the following symptoms:

Our licensed HVAC technicians will come and assess your situation and discuss what you need to do next. You may just need a new evaporator or condenser coil. Whatever the issue is, the team from AirMakers can solve your HVAC problem. We also do free second opinions too. You can schedule an appointment here and we’re also available for 24/7 emergency service as well.

AirMakers services the following areas for AC repair and preventive maintenance: