HVAC maintenance: The Importance of Coil cleaning

The coils on your HVAC system are important components that can be impacted by the environment they are in. They can be exposed to high temperatures, high humidity, contaminants, and dirt from the air. These factors can cause the coils to corrode and can lead to malfunctions in the HVAC system. One of the best ways to reduce the impact of these factors on your coils is to make sure that they are properly cleaned. It is important to be aware of your coil’s needs and to provide it with proper care. At service experts we recommend an annual coil cleaning along with regular maintenance to ensure your equipment is running properly.

Why cleaning your HVAC coils is important?

One of the most important functions of your HVAC system is to dissipate heat. To do this, your HVAC system pulls air through the evaporator coils, hence it’s important to maintain regular service on commercial HVAC equipment so that the air supplying the facility is clean and doesn’t invite sick-building syndrome. The importance of HVAC coil cleaning is obvious to an expert but how do you, a regular customer, know if or when to clean the coils? Ideally, this should be done annually by a professional, so all that is required from you is a quick phone call to the experts here at service experts and we will get you scheduled as soon as possible to get a cleaning done. The added benefits of cleaning the HVAC coils are twofold. First, it reduces the chance of contamination of the air which then improves the indoor air quality ensuring your customers and employees are safe. Secondly, it saves you loads of money in the long run by not having to fork up a load of money for a new coil, especially if you have 5 rooftop units, the replacement and repair costs can add up over time.

The added benefits of cleaning the HVAC coils

Benefits of preventative maintenance to your HVAC system’s coils include lowered monthly utility savings, maximum heat transfer, system and equipment longevity and improved air quality. By performing regular maintenance on your HVAC equipment, you will notice that the air being supplied into your desired area is much cleaner and odours are significantly reduced by the removal of dust particles and other airborne containments’.

Understanding coils and how they accumulate filth.

Each commercial unit has 2 coils, they both work together but do different activities and are in different areas of the unit. For example, the evaporating coil is often referred to as the “inside coil” because it removes the heat from the air, with help from the refrigerant, and disperses the cold air into the building/facility. The other coil is called a condenser coil and works in the same fashion as the evaporating coil but does the opposite. The condenser coil is the “outside coil” as the evaporator coil picks up heat from indoor air and cools it, the condenser coil releases the heat to the outside air. Being that the condenser coil is directly in contact with outside air, this coil is highly prone to getting dirty with debris, dirt and grime from the elements. It’s important to understand that the evaporator coil is only exposed to conditioned air but still needs to be attended to when regular maintenance is done as a precaution because finer particles can still bypass the filters and can be a source of many issues.

Every business should have a maintenance agreement in place to ensure their HVAC equipment is running efficiently. A simple coil cleaning done annually benefits you and your equipment more than you think, and can save you thousands in the long run. If you’re looking for a preventative maintenance agreement, we have an experts for all your HVAC equipment needs, our experts provide safe and effective coil cleaning services for all types of coils.

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