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Coil Cleaning in Atlanta
There are two (2) sets of coils that allow your air conditioner to operate properly:
- Evaporator coils - responsible for radiating heat from the system after it has been absorbed from the air supply that is being cooled.
- Condenser coils - where the refrigerant is compressed
When these coils get dirty, they are much less efficient at absorbing and releasing heat, and can therefore reduce efficient operation of your home’s HVAC system.
For all your Atlanta coil cleaning needs, call Cool Air Mechanical, today.
Greater Metro Atlanta, Decatur and Marietta Coil Cleaning
When the system is first installed, it is important that four to five feet of space is cleared around the outdoor condenser unit. This allows for free air flow and reduces the amount of dust and debris that can build up in or around the device. If properly installed, issues with airflow and overheating become less common, and annual checkups are usually sufficient to keep the system running properly (learn more about our preventive maintenance program).
However, to ensure they work properly, the evaporator coils inside the house will need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Dirt, dust, pollen and pet dander are common indoor air components and can build up on your AC or heat pump coils just as easily as on your bookshelves. Not only can these microbes be an issue for your home's indoor air quality, but just a very thin layer of dust can be a major issue for your coils.
Regular coil cleaning in Atlanta and the surrounding metro areas is recommended, with a dedicated cleaning performed every two years. If you have a heat pump that runs for most of the year, you should clean it much more often – possible as often as twice a year.
"Just a thin layer of dirt, dust, pollen or pet dander can be a major issue for your coils."
The Coil Cleaning Process
Professional cleaning utilizes an in–depth process that starts with industrial strength cleaners and brushes. We use mostly air and water delivered through high pressure systems that can remove all of the dirt and dust on the coils. The coils are then wiped down a second time after the first wash to ensure they are completely clean and ready for use.
If your system is older or smaller or if it is cleaned more frequently, a brush cleaning may be used instead, which involves going over the entire coil system with a special coil brush to remove excess build up. This process can be performed by the homeowner as well, though we still recommend an annual visit from an air conditioning professional to remove the excess dirt and debris that builds up as a result of regular use.
Expert Coil Cleaning in Decatur, Kennesaw, Marietta and Metro Atlanta
If you have an air conditioner or heat pump and are ready to have someone take a closer look at the coils and ensure they are properly cleaned and don’t hinder operation of your HVAC system, call Cool Air Mechanical. Our Atlanta, Kennesaw and Decatur coil cleaning specialists can remove the excess build up from your system and ensure it is in good working order.